An Artful Advent: Creating a Handmade Christmas
Advent. The expectant waiting for the celebration that is Christmas. The anticipation of Christmas can be a joyous yet hectic season. This is our first festive season in the northern hemisphere as a family and my first ever time hosting Christmas at our house. I have to say I am just a little excited. I love Christmas in winter. With family coming from New Zealand, we wanted to make it special, but without spending too many pennies! Inspired by Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas (www.kirstieallsop.co.uk), a show on the telly, I set about creating our own homemade christmas. Sometimes crafting at christmas can seem overwhelming in an already busy season. I spread my projects over many months, and because of this it hasn’t seemed quite so overwhelming. The majority of these projects have been completed before December, when the crazy season of kid activities begins and before visitors descend on our house. Here are a few sneaky peaks of the projects I’ve been working on over the last few months.
Wishing you a peaceful Christmas,