Last week I forgot to say it is time for show and tell but some of you just knew to go right ahead and send me your photos, thank you! We will have part two next week so I will give my email address at the end of this post as I should have last week!
First we have Tarin. She made a dream catcher for a friend. She had everything on hand and stuck to neutral clouds as this is what her friend likes. I think it turned out beautifully.
Then she made a gift for her Mother in Law who has a beach themed living room plus she is a lady who appreciates handmade gifts. I think she would have loved this!
Tarin also mentioned the joy of having a day off, turning on some music and getting creative. That is so much fun and this is the way to get the gift cupboard stocked back up! Thank you Tarin these gifts are just lovely.
Melissa K has been busy making bath bags and soaps....
So pretty and I am imagining smell beautiful!
And gorgeous cards...
Beautiful Mel. I must get card making again. I have supplies I just need to sit down with them and create. I love yours. Cards are worth at least $8 each here. They are expensive! A whole stash of lovely cards to se all year is a huge saving. Yours are stunning.
Jane hit the ground running and made lots!
Jane made a new kitchen mat, Kombucha with a cover she made, knitted dish cloths and Minion pillows and bunting for her daughter.
Food covers/bowl covers.... I need these especially for all my sour dough bowls!
And a new and beautiful lining for her pram!
Jane you are a blessing to your family! What a help to your daughter in law you are. What a good start to the year!
Rachel had great success finding some beautiful yarn in an op shop!
I cant wait to see what this becomes. The beauty of fine thread is it goes so far.
She has been making preserves. I love the packaging Rachel! And your photo!
Cookie has been painting jars. This is an example of taking something ordinary and making it beautiful!
Her idea is to use them to give bath salts and other gifts. However I would be happy with just the jar!
I love these so much. I know I have a thing for jars but I keep looking at these...
For the painting challenged I am thinking how a decal/ transfer could make over a jar maybe. But these are a stunning gift in themselves. Thank you Cookie!
January really got off to a good start! And today is February 1! I am hoping to have a wonderful February and get so much done this month.
Tomorrow we are welcoming a new baby into the family so that is about all I can think about!
Prayers are welcome. I get anxious about now and take nothing for granted.
Next week we will have part 2 of Show and Tell. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can post pictures on the Bluebirds Facebook page.
No thinking "my craft work isn't good enough" type thoughts. Yes it is. If you are learning a new skill I love to see, it can be something you are working on but is not yet finished, that's ok.
It can be supplies you have, cooking, it could be your newly organised craft space!
We are working together to make our gifts, build up the present cupboard and save a lot of money this year, especially in December, but all through the year as well.
Thank you to everyone for the beautiful photos in this post!
I hope your week is going well! What do you hope to make in the new month?
Even making a few items per month will see you have wonderful supplies by Christmas. That is the power of little things adding up!