21 December 2016

oh christmas tree

I know some people are great fans of Christmas, but that unfortunately is not me. Although, one thing I do like is putting up the Christmas tree, and I confess I do have two of them. I love getting the boxes out of the glory hole and unwrapping all the tree ornaments that haven't seen the light of day since Christmas last year.

I have some ornaments made by my son at playgroup and primary school. I know they've seen better days, but all too precious to throw out....

Then there are decorations made by friends, which are also much loved. I received a beautiful and expertly made decoration from my friend Anne this year. It will take pride of place on one of my trees. She also sent me the link for a video tutorial on how to make this Folded Fabric Ornament, for more details click here.

Then there are the tree ornaments made by myself. I do try to make something new every year, This year I dived into my stash for different coloured red double knit yarn and knitted up some hearts from my "Tiny Teddy Bear" pattern. For more details click here

 I embellished them with beads, sequins and ribbon...

Now all set to hang on my tree....

Have a great Christmas everyone, and best wishes for the New Year.
Till next time, Ali.


  1. Well as you know I'm not a great fan of Christmas either, I just don't get all the fuss for one day I'm afraid! However like you, ahem.....I do have more than one tree and I do enjoy decorating them but I think that is more to do with creativity than Christmas!! I love your pretty little hearts. :)
    Have a lovely Christmas Ali and best wishes for 2017.
    V x

  2. OOh what beautiful hearts Ali - and love your other decorations too - especially those with sentimental value!
    Hope you all have a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year!
    Ali x

  3. Your little hearts looks so festive and pretty! Merry Christmas!
    Helen xox

  4. Beautiful and creative! Happy New Year and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

  5. How did I miss this ? Gorgeous little red hearts to hang in the tree . - and all away now until
    Next year

  6. These are really sweet little hearts, I like the seasonal touch with the holly leaves and berries.


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