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Christmas 2015

Family, HandmadeCarolyn Carter1 Comment

Before Christmas is well and truly a distant memory... I thought I'd share a few photos of our holiday - particularly all the handmade loveliness that was shared & gifted to friends and family.

 As always, the best things are always the simplest ones. made with love and a whole load of glitter & glue... an extra bonus if it can also be consumed!

Christmas 2015 | carolyn carter

I'll admit this wreath isn't the most bountiful, lush or impressive example of christmas spruce... it's rather more droopy than I'd have liked! But always good to share the failures as well as the successes! 

Dried orange decorations | carolyn carter

nothing simpler or more beautiful at christmas, than dried orange decorations... or a glittery twig star at the top of your christmas tree! I love bringing nature indoors this time of year... apparently they used to do it as a sign of spring on its way. a nice reminder during the darker, grey winter days.

twig star diy | carolyn carter
Christmas 2015 | carolyn carter
crocheted planter | carolyn carter

I made two of these crocheted planters one for a friend & one for my sister ... with the hope to eventually add them to my shop in time for spring...

I also co-hosted a craft workshop with my friend over at The Little Grey Shed.. we ran two clay decoration evenings in the lead up to Christmas and I think everyone was very happy with their results.

Christmas 2015 | carolyn carter
Christmas 2015 | carolyn carter
Christmas 2015 | carolyn carter
Christmas 201 | carolyn carter
Christmas 2015 | carolyn carter
Christmas 2015 | carolyn carter

I was not the only one getting crafty over christmas, the girls worked hard one evening making all their christmas cards, and were excited to give them out at school the next day.

These snowman hot chocolate kits were a genius idea I discovered via pinterest and made great presents, as well as these yummy gingerbread biscuits that the girls helped me decorate...

Christmas 2015 | carolyn carter
Christmas 2015 | carolyn carter
Christmas 2015 | carolyn carter

So we filled the house with candles and decorated every nook with our forest finds.... and it did feel rather magical, which after all, is what it's all about - especially when you're 4 & 7! 

Christmas 2015 | carolyn carter