I've been busily cutting and hand sewing Christmas ornaments for the Kiwi Christmas Ornament swap.
I looked up a You Tube tutorial on how to Blanket Stitch and off I went. I purchased felt, cut up doilies, sifted through my lace bits and hunted out Bell's button collection.
I've started off with the pale cream felt and am about to start on the more traditional red and green colours.
I love being creative and am really enjoying hand sewing. I don't do near enough as much craft as I would like. I find children and house "stuff" always gets in the way (and evenings I just don't have the attention span!). I always tell myself I will sit down and do some craft when jobs are done but there will always be something that needs doing or seeing too.
So doing the swap with other participants and with a timeline has been great as I have made myself put time aside. Even if it is just small moments through out the day where I can cut or pin. It all adds up and I love it.
Are you making anything at the moment? How do you manage your time when it comes to your favourite type of craft?