Saturday, November 13, 2010

Handmade Christmas Challenge


Hello! I'm back from holidays feeling very well rested and ready and raring to get stuck into the Christmas challenge again. I'm loving that so many people are starting to get into the Christmas spirit and making the most amazing things. The past few weeks have been chock o' block with gorgeous handmade creations that quite frankly have me dazed and confused as to what I should buy/make first. I could list dozens of my favourites but I've settled on my top 5 Christmas inspirations with the promise I'll feature more next week.

In no priority order...
1. Ridiculously cute softie ornaments from the talented Brenda over here.


2. This gorgeous elf stamp is hand carved and one of a number of cheery Christmas must haves available at Chantal Vincent Art.

3. A barnyard Christmas Sale hosted by Martha at Vintage Trifles and Molly Mo's. Seriously, I'd kill to be at this. I've seen so many posts this year about these amazing vintage barn yard sales in the USA that I dribble on my keyboard every time! I'm so jealous.

4.  I can't get enough of these bus rolls from the clever Melbourne based folks at Harper Grace. I bought their Family Rules Bus Roll for a family member for Christmas but I can't bare giving it up so I've decided to keep it for myself. Perhaps I'll have better luck handing one of these over!

5. Last, but never least is this little unassuming kids pencil holder. I love it for its simplicity and the fact that I've got some timber in the backyard just waiting to be turned into this. This may in fact feature in Thursday's creative space.

What wonderful creations are you making for Christmas? Have you spied someone else's creation that would be perfect for a loved one? Perhaps you need some help with a few ideas.To join in, just leave a comment and simply add your link below.You can join in anytime during the week. If you are new to this meme, click here for all the details on how to join in on this Handmade Christmas Challenge and feel free to grab my button.



16 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

We have Brenda's Red Stitch Design Christmas decorations in Shop Handmade, they are delightful, her owls are flying home to my house each week, love Posie

Chantal said...

Thanks for including my elf stamp! I love Brenda's owls. She is a very talented lady. Also love that Christmas Bus Roll - very clever!

Moags and Smeet said...

Loving the candy cane heart pic. As for no pouting, no promises! :)
~ Laura (Moags)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I can't believe how fast the countdown is going.....I'd better get cracking!!

ZippyZippy said...

I love those wooden pencil holders - think my desk needs one - sorry, have been a bit slack with joining in - I am waist deep in Santa Sack orders, not even time for blogging :/

Heidi said...

I think this is such a great way of displaying such amazing talent!

babygalah said...

Welcome Back ! I love the bus rolls too, I bought one for my partner - but let's be honest - it was really for me :)

Ali said...

That bus roll is just brilliant - I'm beginning to get my Christmas juices flowing!

a mermaids purse said...

lovely blog ;0)
i especially love the owl decorations- how very sweet x
best wishes x kazzy x

James said...

This stunning elf stamp is hand carved and a merry Christmas set is available in the rich art Chantal Vincent.

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Brenda said...

Thanks for posting about my handmade christmas goodies.....so sweet of you.

jacklin said...

Thanks for sharing such a nice handmade Christmas challenge. I like your handmade items. Its looks so nice and attractive. It is a good piece of art.

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johnn said...

I really like your handmade designs. It is a nice lovely designable heart with little bell. It is a great creative idea.

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amon said...

I think you can make a lots of home made items. The home made items really looks better than other items. Because of in this we put our feelings and love.

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david said...

It is a good Christmas gift. Its looks so amazing and unique. You are such a great artist. I want to learn something from you.

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rancilnaven said...

Christmas is a festival of joy and we sharing gifts. It is a good hand made Christmas gifts. I like the heart shape gift and I want to give it to my girlfriend.

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