This week has been a marathon of Christmas fair preparation, including getting packaging labelled, adding hanging loops and making little labels for the snowmen to say they aren’t toys. I haven’t made as much as I would like to, but I am at the point where I’ve accepted I can only make so much and that whatever I do make is a bonus.
I’ve experimented with a few colour schemes for hats for the snowmen, including a few ‘almost twins’ and some stripy ones. I have 16 so far, with plans to make a couple more by the weekend.
The stars and snowflakes have all had ribbon loops added, after being pinned out and having spray starch applied. I think they look quite delicate and lacy. There aren’t very many but I will make a few more by the weekend.
I have also whipped up a couple more of the crochet bauble covers in both icy blues and tradition red, white and green. Again, I haven’t made many as I don’t know how well they will sell and I don’t want to be left with tonnes of them!
Mr C and I had a day out last week and I picked up a table top LED lit twig tree to display things on at the fair from one of the shops. I’m hoping it will show them all off nicely! The photos below show the different items I’m planning to take; the stars and snowflakes don’t show up so well against the white background but you can get the idea.
What have you been working on this week? Are you in full festive mode with your crafting now? I’d love to hear, feel free to leave a link or find me on Instagram so I can see your work.