Monday, 13 August 2012

Handmade Monday - The Beginnings of Handmade Christmas

I've been thinking about my Christmas Card design for this year and what to use some needlework and ribbons in the design.

I've decided to start with a natural background, using a stretched canvas and ribbons, I came across in my stock tidy, and some gorgeous threads I picked up at the Glasgow Craft Mafia Give Craft Make yesterday.

 I've drawn a sketch of my idea, part of a Christmas Tree with Christmas Tags, that I'm hoping to make as part of my collection.

It's not the clearest of sketches but as long as I know what I'm doing, kind of, it'll all be good.

So I'm going to get to refining that sketch and actually putting some thread and ribbon through canvas.

I've got a little giveaway going on this week - a nice cross stitch pack - have a look.

I'm really enjoying making a regular contribution to Handmade Monday and seeing all the great work that's out there.

Happy Crafting

Catherine at The MacsX



  1. My sketches are often not very clear to others either, but they serve to clarify what's in my head and sort out my ideas a little bit - placement, that sort of thing. Glad you're enjoying HM - I do too x

  2. Thanks Wendy can't wait for the final reveal on your work.

  3. sounds like its going to be an awesome card :)

    1. Thanks Hannah - loving your new site and your interview this week. x

  4. I can't wait to see what the card is going to be. I'm glad people are talking about Christmas because it reminds me that I plan to make all of mine like i did last year and...well I had better get started or I will never finish! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Thanks Susie my Handmade Christmas is still a lot of ideas that still need to be put together to resemble some form of a plan. Since you're doing this again I'm assuming last year was a success - happy crafting for this year. x

  6. Looking forward to the finished design - is this a one off card or do you make lots of them? Have a lovely week, Jo x

  7. Thanks Jo, all the initial work will be for a one off but then I'll be doing various prints. If this all works out I'm hoping to keep going with it. Not sure what looks more delicious on your post the muffins or the blueberries. Cx



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