Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Anything Christmas BUT A Card

Good morning all!
(I apologise if you've seen this post before, I scheduled it a 
week too early, much to my embarrassment! lol)
Christmas is fast approaching & I've been busy getting things ready for craft fairs
& helping out with bits & pieces for parties etc.

I was invited to be GDT for Crafting For All Seasons, this month,
where they are having a month long challenge this time!
I of course jumped at the chance to play along with my past DT friends!
So, I thought I'd share with you some of the bits & pieces
I've been making!

First up, this cute little man !

He's a Sock Snowman.
Filled with rice & made from a single sock, with
some buttons, ribbon & a little candy cane to embellish!
There are lots of tutorials on the internet for these, so you shouldn't be stuck for ideas!
He's been very popular, in fact, I spent last night making a whole little family of these!

Next up, Snowman Poop! lol

Again, there are lots of tutorials on the internet for this & the image I've used 
 is a little freebie from Whimsie Doodles here
Next, up, Grinch Pills!

A similar idea but just a little bit different.
I found the image here
For both of these projects, I made a little cutting file on my SIL Cameo.
I'm still getting to know it & haven't played as much as I'd like to but 
I'm determined to use it a whole lot more!

Finally, a little Santa Sleigh

A great little alternative to a selection box with lots of chocolate treats!

Again, there are lots of tutorials on the internet.
You can find one on my blog here.
I've been making these for a few years now  & they have proved to be very popular!
I've learned that it's best to wrap the little chocolate bars as when the littlies get 
hold of these & pull them apart, the contents go everywhere otherwise.
It also helps to keep them busy for a little longer, unwrapping things!
They also make great table decorations for place settings! 

There are 3 fantastic sponsors for this challenge, 
Fabulous Sponsor 2014
Fabulous Sponsor 2014
Fabulous Sponsor 2014
I hope you can play! I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs!
I've been so busy lately I've not had much time to hop!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway here, even if you don't sew yourself,
it's a lovely e-book to look at & it would be a perfect present for anyone who sews,
You have until Saturday to add your name to the link up!


  1. How fabulous is this project Dawn, love it hun, such an inspired project. Let me know when and where your craft fair is, hun, hugs xxxx

  2. Dawn these are all utterly fantastic !! the sleigh looks brilliant !! xxx

  3. A fabulous collection Dawn, I love the adorable snowman and fun little Santa Sleigh.

  4. Fabulous makes Dawn but that snowman is just the cutest. Thanks for joining us as a GD this month and I hope we see you again soon. Carol x

  5. All of these are fabulous, Dawn, but the sock snowman just grabs me! My daughter collects snowmen and every year her house is filled with them throughout the Christmas and New Year season. Obviously, I have to find some time to make one of these for her this year. Thanks for the wonderful idea. :-D

  6. I love the little snowman made by rice you made...its sooo cuuttee and you have decorated sooo lovely...trully I have less time because of my two son LOL and tic tac box so sweet I want one pleasee the one in orange...and Santa Sleigh soooo clever..I will copy ing your idea..great Post dear Dawn...hugs..Monika

  7. Love them all.... But I have a thing for snowmen, so really love him.... Adorable!!!! X

  8. Oh my these are fabulous. I love the snowman.
    Linda xxx

  9. I love your sock snowman dawn:-) and I love all the great ideas on here , might steal the tick tack idea for a birthday in new year, thanks for sharing x

  10. What a fabulous collection of Christmas creations Dawn, I love the sleigh made using candy sticks very clever lol
    Janet xxx

  11. Hi Dawn they are all gorgeous. I wish I had more time to make things for Christmas now. Hugs Jackie

  12. Hello Dawn, Love the idea of a sock snowman and he looks terrific.


  13. Oh that snowman is too cute, and those tic-tac goodies, AH, totally clever!! Great job!!

  14. Fantastic Christmassy gifts Dawn, I especially love your sock snowman x


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Dawn xx