Christmas preparation

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Making Christmas cards, using pre bought cards & some beautiful wrapping paper – collages

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Christmas Preparation

Another find needing a make-over

Another find needing a make-over

Charity shop find needing a make-over!

Charity shop find needing a make-over!

Gold, black & white theme for wrapping presents, with a hint of red!

Gold, black & white theme for wrapping presents, with a hint of red!

silver plate used to hold Christmas decorations

silver plate used to hold Christmas decorations

Charity shop find, use for Christmas

Charity shop find, use for Christmas

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painted above fire place red-pink colour. Really happy with it. sets of the Christmas decorations beautifully.

painted above fire place red-pink colour. Really happy with it. sets of the Christmas decorations beautifully.

Bed spread mad from recycling dollies and table cloths, {made several yrs ago}

Bed spread mad from recycling dollies and table cloths, {made several yrs ago}

Hand made PJ's for my nieices. used vintage fabric and 70's shorts pattern

Hand made PJ’s for my nieices. used vintage fabric and 70’s shorts pattern


you can purchase old vintage patterns very cheaply in charity shops. You need to be aware they may not be compete. If not all there I recycle the paper paterns into little gift bags, (not my origional idea) and the tissue pattern i use instead of buying tissue paper to wrap things. Also note that any patterns eairlier than the 60 -70’s won’t have any markings are writting on the pattern peices to help you. Also sizes and fits were different then. The pattern i used for the shorts was a size 7, but a firm fitting style. This made a a good pattern for a four yr old girls pj pants!

CHRISTMAS – ” Festivle of Christ’s birth, 25th Dec, devoted esp. to family reunion & merrymaking….~tree, evergreen set up in room or in the open & hung with candles, presents, etc” (Oxford Dictionary

Another wreath, paper decorations & reindeers – theme

Wreath for front door at Christmas – made from ornamental vine in backyard & recycled old decorations from collection!

Charity shop find – plan to paint them cream

It’s less than seven weeks till Christmas. I don’t put up my decorations until mid-late December.I think the tradition varies from country to country, I’ll have to do some research into that!
I have started to think about decorations, colour and plan my theme. I try to make some of my own decorations each year as well as use older, favourite pieces.
This years theme(s) are around, nature, birds, reindeer’s, and handmade paper decorations from recycling, books, card and music sheets. The colours seem to be coming together as earthy neutrals-creams, red, white, gold and some black.