Friday, 2 December 2016

Crafting is my Therapy December 2016

Welcome to December's Crafting is my Therapy linky, and thank you to everyone that has linked up! I'm afraid that December is going to be the last Crafting is my Therapy blog link up for now, as things have been getting very busy. But Nicola and I would really love to keep seeing what you have all been working on. So we have decided to launch an Instagram hashtag which will change each month so that we can all stay connected. For December it will be #craftingismytherapy_december, and we really hope that you'll use the hashtag to share anything crafty that you've been working on. Nicola and I will also be choosing our favourite images each month to share, and you can tag as many posts as you like! My Instagram account is here and you can find Nicola here.

With Christmas approaching rapidly, I have been very busy crafting this month! I think that it's my favourite time of year for crafting, and I've been making Christmas cards and decorations with the children as well as working on some crafts for myself.

My Sky Blanket really is coming on now, and I can't believe that it is coming to the end of the year. The blanket is getting so big that I've been working on it a few days at a time rather than having to keep getting it out and fold it away. I discovered that I'd managed to lose a few stitches as I was going along so I've been quickly adding a few back in with each row - a lesson for next time to keep a closer eye on my stitch count! It's not going to be finished at the end of December as it's definitely going to need a border, and I'm also thinking about making a wider border down the sides to make it a little more even in size. I have quite a lot of yarn in my stash in another shade of blue, so I'm going to see how that looks for the border and I'm hoping that the colours will match nicely.

Sky Blanket in December progress

I've also been working with White Stuff to produce some Christmas wreath crafts using their fabrics. I made a large wreath using strips of fabric, and some smaller wreaths for the Christmas tree.

Christmas wreaths with White Stuff fabric

You can find a link to my blog post here - Sew this is Knitmas with White Stuff - and below is one of the videos that I made demonstrating the crafts.


I've also been doing some Christmas crafting using Posca pens, which I have mentioned previously on Crafting is my Therapy. They really are fab pens, and I used them to decorate some wooden tree ornaments which worked really well. You can read about them here - Decorated wooden Christmas tree decorations.

Christmas decorations with Posca pens

I really enjoyed working on my White Stuff videos, ever since my Media Studies A-Level I've always liked the idea of having a go at video editing and over the last few months I've been having a lot of fun putting together little videos. It's definitely something that I want to keep going at, particularly the crafty demonstration ones. Below you can see a little video of the Posca pens in action, look out for more crafty videos over on my YouTube channel! I'm also planning on joining in with Vlogmas this year and posting a festive video each day of December leading up to Christmas, I'd love you to pop by and take a look.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, that is one impressive blanket! Its been lovely to watch it grow via your blog. What an amazing heirloom to have, so much work has gone into it. Thanks for hosting #craftingismytherapy, I've really enjoyed linking up when I can. Now I need to figure out how to use instagram!!

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    1. Thank you! I hope that you can find us over on Instagram!

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