It's not quite December, so I'm thinking that there is still plenty of time left to do some Christmas crafting. Christmas to me has always been about the handmade, ever since I was a little girl. My Grandmother was quite the talented maker of many wonderful things. It was always with anticipation that we opened her presents, hoping like crazy that this was the year that you would receive the gift that she had been working on for months. When I reflect, I can think of many of these gifts, but many I don't remember specifically, but, I do remember that her heart was full of joy and love and she loved creating and giving something special to all of us. Remember that when you are making something for someone special - it will be loved and it will create lifetime memories for them.
So, it's still November and I thought it only fitting to encourage and inspire you all to get cracking and embark on some Christmas projects.
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The Christmas edition of Country Style is out now. Can I tell you that it is Divine to say the least. Please note that capital D. And it's not too late to get that advent calendar done before the 1st. Imagine!
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Here is another advent calendar to rock your socks off. Be sure to check out Hello Sandwich for other great crafty ideas.
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Here is a quick and clever Christmas tutorial from our very own Kate.
Giveaway: To get you on your crafty way, we are giving away a pack of Christmas craft books which are choc a block full of ideas. If you would like a chance to win this book pack, please leave a comment, telling us what your favourite handmade Christmas gift would be - given or received.
Double or even triple your chance if you like us on our two Facebook pages here and here. Yes! We have two. Double inspiration from both sides of the country. So, quick enter now. Entries close Friday 30th November at 6pm. Good luck!
Terms & conditions:
- There is one pack of books to be given away. Totally prize pool $60.00.
- All winners MUST be contactable via email. We will announce the winner via the blog and both our Facebook.
- Open to Australian residents only.
- Competition is open from Thurday 22nd November at 9.20pm until Friday 30th November at 6.00pm.