Merry Christmas to all my lovely readers and fellow bloggers! I hope you all have a lovely holiday spent with friends and family and I’ll see you all in 2016!
Merry Christmas, Danni x
Okay, it’s not quite Friday when I’m posting this, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me! I really like this photo and seeing as it’s nearly Christmas I thought I’d share something fun for a Monday, I hope it makes you smile too. (I think I’m going to dress like this for my next fancy dress party, it has a nice edge to it).
As you know I’m a sucker for homeware and when Christmas comes around it’s no different, it’s just double the decorations! Each year more and more decorations appear in the shops and online, and this year there’s been an abundance of Christmas themed homeware to buy too. For me it’s the quirky little pieces that catch my eye and I’d love to fill my home with them, so for starters here’s a few to get me going…
1. Handmade Papercut Mistletoe Christmas Wreath from Isobel Barber Illustration 2 & 3. Mooreland Ornaments from Anthropologie 4. Candle Sconce from H&M 5. Winter Robin Nibble Bowl from Sainsbury’s 6. Scandi Tree Decoration from Paperchase 7. Small Porcelain Plate from H&M 8. Paperclip Decorations from Paperchase 9. Smiling Face Bauble from Sew Heart Felt 10. Nutcracker Mini Christmas Crackers from Meri Meri 11. Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Cushion from Jade Fisher 12. Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal Throw Cushion from Cat Coquillette 13. Metal Tealight Holder from H&M
It’s time to spread a little festive cheer and for me, I love finding an unusual gift or decoration that you won’t find on the high street, especially when it comes to Christmas. Buying something that’s unique and handmade, whether it’s a card, decoration or gift, makes it feel a bit more special. I’ve selected a few of my favourite festive products from the wonderful designers over on Folksy which definitely fit the bill…
1. Letterpress Gold Christmas Tree Card from Print for Love of Wood 2. Felt Christmas Tree Doll Decoration from Pea Green and Blue 3. Robin Rocco Print from Deebeale 4. Wooden Laser Cut Garland Wreath from Funky Laser 5. Wooden Mountain Garland from Nellie Bruno 6. Cosy Up This Christmas Knitted Gift Wrap Set from Bread and Jam 7. Scottish Stag Dear Christmas Stocking from Nervous Stitch 8. ‘Christmas Spirits’ Card Pack of 24 from Hip Hip Hooray
In collaboration with Wren Kitchens. All thoughts and designs are my own and no money was exchanged for this post.
I’ve started my Christmas posts early (sorry!) as I’ve got lot’s of things I’d like to share with you, and mainly because I couldn’t wait, so first up is my Starry Garland, which you can download for free and make yourself at home, ready in time for Christmas.
I was asked by Wren Kitchens to create something crafty for Christmas to compliment their new Linda Barker collection. As the range features geometric influences I thought this would be a perfect element to incorporate in my design, and as I love geometrics I couldn’t resist. I thought a garland would be great to design as you can hang it anywhere in your house, even in a kitchen!
My stars are the geometric element within the garland, and I think they compliment the glittery lettering wonderfully. I’ve attached my stars and letters to ribbon with just a small amount of tape, which gives it a clean finish, but you could thread the ribbon or twine through each element for a more craftier look.
There are two great colour trends around at the moment and I wanted to use these within my designs, giving the Christmas theme a bit of a twist; Silver with Mint and Gold with Rose. Both colours are offered within the download so you can mix the designs up as much as you want.
The download includes both colour ways for you use. You don’t even have to stick to my colours, use the elements as a template/stencil to create your own personal design that reflects your home.
Click the link to begin your download: Starry Night Garland
Christmas is nearly here and I’d like to wish all my lovely readers and fellow bloggers a very Merry Christmas and thank you for all your support this year, I couldn’t have asked for more.
I’m taking a break from blogging over Christmas, spending time with family and friends (I’m sure I’ll sneak a few hours blogging in somewhere, I can’t resist!) and I’ll be back in the new year with some exciting new posts for you all.
Merry Christmas, Danni x