Thursday, October 15, 2009

My creative space

Wow I can't believe we are up to Day 15 already, time flies when your having fun (enter tired sigh here).

Today my creative space is the craft project currently occupying (or should I say engulfing) my dining room table. I have decided this year to to try and get a head start on some crafty projects for Christmas. Did she just mention the C Word, I hear you all crying out. I know, I know it is still early days but most years I always have grand plans which end up falling by the way side. It is hard with a full time job to try and fit it all in but this year I am going to triumph!

During all my blog surfing lately I have come across some really beautiful projects all revolving around creating garlands. This tutorial at dottieangel is just stunning and inspired me to maybe make my own garland. Another blog (do you think I can find it) used paper to create a similar effect. It used a technique similar to this.

As you can see from the photos I have recycled some old Christmas shopping bags from last year, particularily one from Crabtree and Evelyn. Using some cookie cutters as templates I managed to cut out lots of different shapes with different patterns. All I can say is thank god for the movie length Jonathan Creek on Sunday night which gave me ample entertainment while cutting most of them out (whose stupid idea was that anyway!).

I am hoping to use some baking paper to sew each individual cut out into a beautiful Christmas garland. I promise more pictures to come, stay tuned.


  1. What a great and resourceful idea! I'm sure they'll look great.

  2. I love the fact that you've used last years shopping bags...fabulous.