I absolutely cannot believe it’s christmas in just a weeks time, it feels like it jumped out on me about a week ago and I’ve been panic buying ever since!
Of course, I have a bit of a crafty christmas gift list, and I thought I would share it with you all as, I don’t know about you guys, but all of my family have been pestering me asking what I want some christmas! Hopefully my list might give you a little inspiration…
Now I asked John Lockwood what his crafty essentials were and this was one of his top tips. For some reason I really struggle with a guillotine and my matts and layers just get smaller and smaller and I waste a lot of time trying to measure! I think these would help me out a lot and save me a lot of time!
Speaking of measuring and cutting, another thing I hate measuring is fabric! On my wish list this year I have some charm packs from Moda. The designs are gorgeous, especially the treehouse one above. I don’t know what I’m going to make yet, but I just LOVE gorgeous fabric.
I adore baking as you know but the one thing I have never made is freshly baked bread but I love the smell in the supermarkets near the bakery! I would love to make some at home so this bread maker would be ideal. There are also lots of bread machine recipes by Panasonic online to get started. This one features Artisan bread, Rustic Sourdough and it has a scone mode! HELLO! It also has a Fruit and Nut Dispenser and Gluten Free programme for my super annoying brother’s girlfriend (ha, just kidding, love you really).
Right this seen a little strange but bare with me. If you’ve seen me around this year you’ll know I’ve become slightly addicted to my acrylic nails but as you can imagine, it can get difficult when peeling off double sided tape, and I use a lot of double sided tape when making cards! Sue Wilson recently introduced me to Scotch Double Sided tape which has no backing, more time saving in the craft room! Seems sad but a great stocking filler and hey, why not get some for yourself and wrap your christmas gifts really neatly and quickly!
I just adore the Spectrum Noir sparkle pens, they are so special and the bling when dry is out of this world! I love the clear overlay ones I have already but I would love to add some coloured ones to my collection.. AND the holiday ones come in a red sparkle storage box, how cool!? (I’m a sucker for cute packaging.)
I have totally fallen in love with adult colouring this year, especially with the new Colorista range released from Crafter’s Companion. How adorable is this colouring book? I totally love Spongebob but the Colorista colouring pads that are glittered and foiled are great also, but I already have those.
Let me know what you would love for christmas this year! I hope you’re more prepared than me!
Wishing all of my lovely followers a very merry christmas and a 2017 full of love, laughter and crafty goodness!