christmas thank you gifts part one – wish list one

hi everyone, i’ve mentioned before that i sometimes do craft fayres, especially at christmas. this year it was very hectic with approx 50,000 visitors – soooooooo we were kept very very busy.

there is just no way that i can do these large scale four day fayres on my own and this year i am so thankful that my lovely friend kerry, her husband derek and one of their children lucy came and helped me (also aldo my partner as and when he could!) they worked really hard helping customers , setting up, fetching drinks and food and i cannot thank them enough!

i know that kerry and her family decorate their home in reds, whites and stags, so when the new like for ever kit came i was so chuffed that the colours fit the bill with a mixture of cocoa vanilla studio and shimmelle laine’s papers. I had also ordered the december day by day embellishment kit which also had stags, deers, red and white.

click on the like for ever button to see the kits i used: december day by day and wish list. plus all the add ons.

kerry and the family had worked so hard selling my handmade christmas banners and she had said she liked them, so it seemed fitting that i made her one for their house!

I created two templates which were:

larger one 3 1/2′ x 5′, smaller one for the patterned papers 3′ x 4′

i used these to create all the separate pieces of the banner and then added a ton of gorgeous matching die cuts, acrylic shapes, word phrases etc that came in the kits. i used grosgrain saddle stitched red and white ribbon and ran it all through my sewing machine.

Soooooooooo I won’t bore you anymore, here are a ton of pictures. they are all the individual banner pieces as it was impossible for me to get a whole picture of the banner.

I’ve popped it in a slide show so you can see them all….

here are some individual ones so you can see them in more detail….

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the red glittery alphas were from my stash and i’ve had them years. i think they were from k & co.

thanks for bearing with this wordy post but i hope i’ve added enough pictures to make it interesting.

have a go at this project it’s so easy and fun. if you don’t have a sewing machine don’t worry; you could easily punch holes in the top of the banner pieces and thread it on to some bakers twine.

there is another gift post on it’s way too….

’til next time

C x

 

 

 


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