Wednesday, December 19

Christmas Ideas

It's not long till Christmas now but I thought I would share a few more ideas with you just in case you may want/need inspiration.  A couple of weeks ago I shared with you a simple craft kit gift idea to give if you haven't had the time to make or buy handmade. I packaged it together the other day including a printed and laminated copy of this tutorial.  A couple of friends have young children of the age of two so I was trying to figure out what I might give to them when I came up with another craft kit idea I found while searching the web.  I packaged together some felt I had at home along with some glue, some paints and these little wooden doll bases so they can have fun creating their own doll to play with.     If you aren't able to source the doll bases in time you could also use wooden pegs as an alternative which can be bought from many craft stores or even dollar shops.
While I've been visiting some lovely blogs over the last couple of weeks I have seen lots of Christmas cooking and crafting inspiration, here are just some of my favourites I thought I'd share.

❅This Waldorf wool roving star is just beautiful and a great tutorial is included.
❅Tahnee has been inspiring me this Christmas firstly with her beautiful photos and also with her crafting, cooking and present ideas.
❅Steph has been busy creating with her two little ones sweet Christmas peg angels and this felt ball garland, isn't it beautiful.
❅And Meagan shared this delicious smelling (I can only imagine) Christmas playdough I'm looking forward to making with my two.
❅And if you're in the mood for some baking Cathie's gingerbread recipe is always a winner, we're making some today in fact.
❅Jode is always full of crafting inspiration and her easy toddler Christmas wreath I think is a winner to make with little ones or big ones.
❅ I love Carol's idea for Christmas meringues, very clever and festive.
❅ The girls and I would love to make some of these but so far haven't been able to source little trees or decorations.

These are just a few, there is so much wonderful inspiration out there that others have been kind enough to share.  I hope you've found some of these inspiring like I have.  

Wishing all of you a wonderful Wednesday.♥


  1. What a fabulous gift idea! You come up with such beautiful gifts. I'd be delighted if my babies unwrapped that present. And what a lovely list of links. I've been back and forth having a look at all of them. Thanks so much lovely for including my little peg people and garland. They really were easy peasy. Send me an email at with your address and I'll pop my leftover wool roving snippets in the post for you and your beautiful girls to have a whirl at wet felting. Hope your day is lovely :) x

  2. There's so much inspiration out there!

    I really like the look of the snow globes too :)

    I hope you have a beautiful Christmas Catherine!


  3. Love your crafty gift idea above. I haven't had a chance this year to make any handmade gifts unfortunately but am hoping I'll be able to next year. All those links above are full of great ideas - have just checked some out now. Thanks for sharing what you've found xx

  4. These will be a great help to us all, it's so good to have some fresh ideas, sometimes my mind plays in the same rut over and over!

  5. Some wonderful inspiration there!! We made snow globes recently too and i sourced my little trees from my local cake supply store.

  6. so lovely, how did your gingerbread turn out? x

  7. what a really thoughtful gift idea, catherine :) thankyou so much for including me in your little inspiration list, very humbling indeed :) x

  8. Such a great idea. I loved receiving crafty gifts as a child.

  9. Very clever Catherine. I shall keep an eye out for some dollies or peg people. Perfect for my nieces.

  10. Lots of cute links. Thanks for sharing Catherine. I love the snow globes too and am wondering where those cute little trees can be purchased. Happy making.

  11. Hi Catherine, it's just me again. I wanted to let you know that I'm hosting my last giveaway for the year! It's an ecostore store gift pack valued at $100, hope you enter here:

    Have a great Christmas!! x


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