I cannot believe another year is nearly over - where has the time gone!!!
Sadly, a few friends have passed away over the last couple of weeks so they won't be here to see the New Year but will always be remembered. It's never a good time for anyone to die, but I think when it happens around Christmas it always feel worse and I think that is because a new year is looming and we know they won't be here to share it.
Anyway - onto happier thoughts. I've not finished my shopping for this year and I have been trying to fit it in around my orders so this week I think need to finish that up and get my gifts wrapped!!
This year my beaded memory bracelets have been quite popular so I've made up a few of those. Here are some for you to see. I use good quality glass beads and try to use a mix of lampwork and other glass beads. I never use tiny seed beads to fill the bracelet either. I think the bracelets look better for it and you get a nicer selection of beads.
Shelly over at Ginger Melon very kindly gave a free pattern of a cute felt santa ornament. I decided that he'd be perfect for my santa keys. I love Ginger Melon patterns and have bought a few of them!!
I was also asked to make a little felt panda and a lion. I looked around the web but didn't see any patterns that were right for what I wanted to do so I made up my own!!!
I've decided that I am not going to make any more sock monkeys as they take too long to make by hand and I no longer enjoy making them. I have done one last one for someone so here it is!!
The last thing to show you for now is the felt stocking I have made for my niece. I will fill it with chocolate and a few other bits for her!!