This post is a little look into this year's secret projects that I've made for friends and family as Christmas presents.
It's always so hard for me to keep them secret this long, but I've managed it!
In other news I've managed pretty well throughout Christmas and New Year this year, so hooray! I managed to (mostly) keep a lid on the excitement, but I'm putting some feelers out for further support ideas and resources on over-excitement that I can share with you guys in the future. Fingers crossed that'll all come through!
I've got a little bit of post-Christmas blues at the moment, although instead of being centred around having to go back to work, it's about not being able to! The thought of projects and ideas for the blog is keeping me going though, as well as some very thoughtful little advent presents from friends that I've saved just for this purpose.
But enough of me blabbing, on to the projects!
This is for my very clever poet friend, Leanne Moden.
We've often joked that her correct title is Lexical Engineer.
You should totally check out Leanne's blog.
This one was also for Leanne.
There is something incredibly satisfying about
carefully cross stitching feminist slogans.
This one was for my friend Nick Askew,
who is a brilliant artist and massive Eddie Izzard fan.
Again, cross stitching skulls and death is very pleasing.
Subversive cross stitch for the win.
Made extra pleasing by the fact that
"cake or cat" is hidden in there...
For a variety of friends and family:
a variety of corn dollie christmas decorations...
Craft straws never looked so good.
And finally, my personal favourite... scented butterbeer candles.
They smell like butterscotch and come complete
with handmade labels designed by me.
It was very difficult to give these away.
Some are in jars.
Some are in mini milk bottles.
All smell incredible.
And I had so much fun designing the label.