Friday, 5 November 2010

A couple of people have asked me about this stamp - I got it from The HobbyCrafts Show at the NEC Birmingham a couple of years ago and it is beautiful in its simplicity.

It's called Grove of Trees, Ref. H895 and is available from The Craft Cow, prive £7.20

Jingle Bell Phone Charm & Key Ring

I love jingle bells, they are so cute.  I try to hold back, but when I see the lovely ones they have in Paperchase each Christmas, I just cannot resist them, but I thought it’s about time I made something with them.
Jungle Bells Christmas Phone Charm
So, I have made a jingle bell phone charm using leads I found in HobbyCraft and jump rings that I have had for ages.
Hobbycraft Phone Charm Attachments
It only took a couple of minutes to make but there’s a bit of a knack to opening and closing jump rings, I’m not quite there yet, but I am getting better with practice.
Christmas Jingle Bell Keyring
I’ve also made a festive key ring, again using bells I got from Paperchase last year, jump rings and a blank key ring.  Simples!
Christmas Jingle Bell keyring 1
These are going in my Many Pocketed Advent Calendar, I just hope the ringing doesn’t drive the recipient mad!