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A round up of all of the handmade Christmas crafts from this year. Felt gingerbread men gift tags and tree decorations, monogrammed Christmas stockings, party hats and a truly special advent calendar.
Dress up days at school. You either love them or find them a bit stressful. I fall into the latter camp, for a number of reasons (many of which I have detailed in a previous post about World Book Day). I find it very hard …
This year my garden has been my haven. For the first time in my life I have my own outside space to grow things in and I have been learning all I can about growing vegetables and looking after the abundance of plants and flowers in the garden. I have had an amazing amount of help from friends and gardeners, and I think I’m starting to get to the point where, though I have a million questions still and know very little, I’m starting to try on my own.
One of the things that I was quite excited to try was seed saving, and so I’ve been trying to find little seeds envelopes to store seeds in, and also to put any excess seeds in to send to friends. I did twice try to order some, but the first ones I ordered were said to be out of stock when I queried their whereabouts a fortnight later, and teh second lot never arrived, so I gave up and decided to make my own.
To speed the process up, I used an electronic cutting machine to make the envelopes. I can fit four to a 30cm² piece of paper at the size I have made them (though they can be scaled up and down to suit other purposes). They take seconds to cut and glue together, so I know that I have a ready supply whenever I need them. Plus, they are very pretty.
The project is free to download and make on Cricut design space if you have Cricut Access, for anyone who may need or want a few quick seed envelopes for seed saving or gifting. They are complete with score lines so that they fold easily and perfectly every time, and have tight fold corners to ensure that even the tiniest seeds stay put.
It would be gauche for me to say that this is the best sweater in the world that has ever existed, but look at it! It is full of all the joy that knitting a sweater should be. Its simple, colourful wide bands of colour …
Quicklinks: Purchase via Lovecrafts or Purchase via Ravelry In the middle of the first year of the pandemic I designed and knitted one of my favourite patterns to date: The Malia blanket. Everything had been feeling very heavy in a year that had a huge …