Saturday, 23 November 2013

Going Crackers.

Good morning peeps
It's a glorious crisp morning here in my neck of the woods; I'd still rather enjoy it from inside though where it is nice and toasty.
The more astute of you may have guessed from the title what this post is all about. If not, here's another clue...
 Have you guessed yet?
 I commandeered the dining room table so I could spread out a bit (OK, a lot!) and got myself a little production line operating to make these  little beauties......
 I'm sure you will have guessed by now what I was doing; that's right, Christmas Crackers! Here are the first six.
 It all started a few weeks ago when my wife picked up a box of crackers in the shop. I looked at them, yes, very pretty, looked at the price and said no way, I could make them for less than that! When o when will I learn when to keep my mouth closed.......
 Though I must be honest and say that I enjoyed making them and filling them too. I used a template but had to adjust it as these are more like economy size crackers (standard size was not big enough to fit what I wanted to put inside)
 I layered up the rosettes in different combinations and finished off with a pale green button.
So there you have it. My start of Christmas 2013. This year our table will be having a more rustic country feel, better dig out the hessian............should be fun.

Yesterday I was at The Craft Barn for my funky bag class. A smaller class than last week we nevertheless had a great time "funking up" their bags and exploring the different fabric paints (and our transfers came out not half bad!)





Hope you all have a good weekend. Off to work later for me, Sunday sees the Tonbridge festival, Christmas light switch on and fireworks by the castle. Think I'll be packing a flask and parking off by the bridge for that as it is always a great firework display.

6 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

NICE looking work...love your paper choices( :

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous looking crackers Neil, they look far better than the shop bought ones and you get to choose the gifts too!...the class looks like all were having fun and those bags are handy for sooo many things...you have been busy...Mel:)xx

Karen Gist said...

Wow! Those crackers look amazing Neil!!!!! x

Nan G said...

They look fabulous, Neil! Love the rosettes! Now what is a Christmas cracker? Being a Yank I'm not familiar with them. :)

Julia Dunnit said...

They are gorgeous Neil, I'm guessing for you the hardest part was finding gifts that fit...the rest almost comes naturally!

Zuzu's Blog said...

ooo i love the crackers.
I have always wanted to make my own but no clue how to start.
yours are gorgeous... well done.