25 December 2014

A Year of Heartworkz

Take a look at this little movie of blog features for this year, compliments of Google!  Click here.

Ho, ho, ho, hope you have a safe and Merry Christmas.  I look forward to sharing some lovely crafty inspiration with you in 2015.

x Wendy

24 December 2014

Quick and Easy Christmas Garland

I whipped up this lovely garland to hang in no time.  You can personalize it with words or names of your own choice too.  I have stitched the words onto the doilies, but this could easily be a No- Sew project by using glue to attach them.  I hung the garland with a red bead trim for added pizzaz!

10 December 2014

Christmas Pin-spiration!

Welcome to a little crafty Christmas inspiration, a parade of red and green, ideas for decking the halls and making your home merry and bright!  Pinterest as always is a great source of inspiration for me, especially at Christmas!  I have to drag myself away at this time of year to actually make something!  Are you torn between making and partaking of Pinterest?!    I have included some of my creations to hopefully inspire you too.  Even though Christmas is usually very hot in Australia, my decorating and crafting seems to always be winter Christmas themed.  It maybe an ode to my Scottish and British ancestors and a longing to one day have a white Christmas!  

Time Flies Santa is by far a favorite Christmas decoration.  He just screams "cuddle me" , in his tartan robe and fluffy reindeer slippers.  Wearing a vintage fob watch and chain, he is running late...very late for a very important date-that's Christmas!

    Santa is coming-a colorful stitchery colored with crayon and decorated with "lights." 

 Warm up to Winter quilt, is appliqued with cosy, felt mittens (winter again my Northern friends!)

This heart makes me want to sit and stitch and stitch,  from Natural Beauty.

Snowmen really do melt my heart!  Once again colored with crayon, with mittens and a rusty heart attached.   

 Love this idea from Kountry Krafting on Etsy.  My heart melted when I saw this-watch out vintage suitcases!  This would look great in a guest room or as a welcome for the festive season at a front entry. 

A jolly holly felt penny rug given as a gift in a Christmas swap.  

Sweet heart shaped gift boxes to hang or give from The Holiday Barn.

Sparkling silver decorations from a stunning blog Vem da Terra

 By Jingles Santa made from a terracotta pot adds a little chubby merriness to our family room.

Gone potty again with Frosty friends duo!  Do you charge 5 cents for your snowballs?  

Delicious paper rosettes from Lucky Girl Goods

1 December 2014

Free stitchery for Christmas!

Hello lovely readers,

An early special gift for all your support and comments over the last year on my blog.  A little stitchery created quite a few Christmases ago for you to print then enlarge/reduce as you wish.  Get happy stitching in reds/greens or whatever colors you wish.  This is so versatile and can be used in a cushion, wall-hanging or even a stocking. Click here to download.  You will need Adobe Reader to view this PDF file. 

For more Merry Christmas inspiration take a look at these Heartfelt projects

I may be visiting a little less or just pop up every now and then over the next few weeks to free up some time for festivities, family and lots of goodies in the making! 

Have a safe and happy Christmas
From my heart to yours,

Wendy xx