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Friday, 9 September 2011

Summery Christmas!

It's a very strange feeling wrapping Christmas presents in September, and though in many ways it feels completely wrong even acknowledging that the festive season is anywhere close on what is a very warm September day here in Suffolk, us crafters know that it is never too early to start planning!
Of course, I didn't really need much persuading to use some of this lovely ribbon ...for display purposes of course, you understand! I was out with the stamps, luggage labels, brown paper and string without further ado.
And it seems, we weren't alone in our thoughts turning to the festive season.....we've already put in another order! To our delight, we also received a lovely email this week from Caitlin, an HH customer, with these beautiful photographs of her Christmas card makes, incorporating her HH purchases!
I particularly love the button bauble card - no surprise given my button fetish really..
Caitlin also made these pretty little wire button bracelets using her purchases. Aren't they gorgeous? And would you believe, Caitlin is 13 years old. Very inspirational - a future crafting star!

And, here's another Christmas creation, demonstrating yet another use for the lovely woven Christmas ribbon, as well as incorporating HH buttons and little bells. Caitlin has been a very busy girl! 

As well as the recent arrival of the Christmas ribbon, we've also indulged in some more gorgeous bias bindings!
So I thought I'd share a few of them with you to end on a more summery note!