This motley crew were made for inclusion as patterns in a new book: Crochet Your Christmas Baubles and I have spent so much time on them that I am running out for all my own Christmas prep. I can't gift these little guys as they have been sent away for their photo shoot for the book.
OMG! How did this happen?!!! I was going to be so prepared for Christmas this year, handmade gifts well under way and decorations done. That turned out to be an unrealistic dream and I have NOTHING done!
So the time has come to get things under control. I don't have too many things on my list but I certainly need to make sure that everything I make from here on in is a Christmas item. I plan on sticking to small things - nobody will be getting a blanket this year put it that way! I think some things like wrist warmers, mug cosies and that kind of thing would be good as gifts, and a few simple decorations to liven up the tree.
One thing which will help kick-start my Christmas creativity will be the blog hop I have been asked to join by Stitch Craft Create.
I am to make a Christmas decoration and write about it. I have not decided what I will make yet but I imagine it could very well be crochet related! Whatever I make I will post some instructions in case you want to have a go at it yourselves. If all goes to plan my Christmas Blog Hop post should be live on 27th November and I will try to remember to link back from here.
Oh no! I just realised I need to make my Christmas cake too! Got my work cut out for me I think!
Last year's Christmas cake was lovely but all that decoration was hard work so I may scale back this time...
Hopefully you are all a little more organised with your gifts and decorations than me but if not, take comfort in the fact that I am in as much of a pickle as you are!