12 Days of Xmas – Christmas Crafts

christmas craftsChristmas is nearly here.

And I LOVE Christmas!

I don’t love trying to fit in time for shopping or the crowds and craziness of other shoppers, but I love the Christmas spirit and celebrating Christmas.

On the 1st day of December our tree and decorations go up. Every year it’s so exciting to me to get all of the decorations out and place them around the house.

I especially love opening up all of our hand made decorations again.

For many years I’ve made home made Christmas ornaments or decorations and added them to our collection. Most of them have become my favourite decorations of everything we display each year.

This years new addition to the collection is the 12 Days of Christmas wall hanging I finished earlier in the year.

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Fabric Heaven

Hi, my name is Rachael, and I am an addict.

A fabric addict that is.

I can’t get enough of it. I spend hours looking through pages and pages of fabrics and no matter how often I tell myself I’m not going to order any more fabric, I always order more fabric.

There are just so many possibilities! So many colours and patterns that I love. I’m intoxicated by all the choice and next minute, my credit card is getting another pounding.

And that’s exactly what happened a week or so ago. I went on to Fabric.com ‘just to have a look’ and ended up ordering Christmas fabric, 3 soft book panels and a matching jelly roll and charm pack.

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It’s lucky my husband and I have settled on an agreement that serves us both. He gets a monthly golf membership, and I get fabric money. We’re pretty frugal on most other things and don’t go out a lot or drink, smoke or gamble, so we figure this expenditure is our little reward for all our hard work.

And I do have plans for all of this fabric.

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