Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shaping up!

If you're anything like me, it's taken a while to get to grips with the fact that Christmas really isn't that far off!  The weather has been so mild of late here in Suffolk but, the leaves are now falling fast, the dark evenings longer and it is getting a little cooler too.  I've also the added incentive of a fast approaching Swedish Fayre to focus my mind on creating!

Creeting House are hosting their second Swedish Fayre on Saturday 3rd December, and, as a lover of all things Scandinavian, well, it was too much to resist!  So, I've made a start.  First I got busy with the air drying clay, rolling pin and cookie cutters to create some little ceramic decorations and tags.

 I've also been busy with the blank wooden shapes that we sell on our website, to create some Nordic inspired creatures such as the mummy and baby reindeer, complete with tinkly bells, and the winter hares with ribbon bow.

Some pretty wooden hearts - perfect for hanging on doors and cupboards as well as making sweet and individual table presents. And the ever popular bundles of Christmas Trees that look so pretty standing on a mantelpiece interwoven with ivy or garlands.

We've just added the Angel shapes to our website - a new design that we created after a customer suggested it! So, here are the first two that have been decorated.....never miss an opportunity to use buttons and embellishments!

I've lots more ideas, and works in progress....but sadly, not lots more time, so I will have to sneak in whatever crafting time I can find!

I'm going to be in good company at the Fayre as Sam, a good HH friend, will also be having a stall with lovely handmade woollen and felted goodies and Caitlin, who has made some gorgeous cards and button bracelets that we've shown off on the blog previously, will also be there!
I've posted the details below - if you can make it we'd love to see you!
P.S.  There's a Christmas Tree Festival in the Village Church right opposite on the same weekend - rumours have it you might even see a haberdashery tree!!! 
Jacqui x

All Saints Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PR
(Opposite the Church)
SATURDAY 3 December 11am to 4pm
Swedish Christmas decorations and gifts  
Speciality Craft stalls, reclaimed & new gift items
Deli specialities courtesy of “ATaste Of Sweden”
Come along and meet Lars, Ture & Ulfie, the Swedish chefs from Stockholm!
At the Market they will be offering Glögg, gingerbread. saffron buns, & hot dogs.


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