Here's hoping you all had a wonderful holiday and thanks to everyone who sent Christmas Greetings.
I made this little bag, a haversack, yesterday... am I one of the few to craft on Christmas Day?
With just DH and me for dinner we could relax and please ourselves, so I took the opportunity to use the spare time and have a result at the end of the day and here's Olly to prove it.
One of my friends kindly brought me a similar bag back from Turkey, in the Summer, so I used the idea and modified it somewhat. It was quite easy but interesting to make as it is just a lined draw string bag with the tags sewn onto the front to represent feathers. On the original bag the owl has boots but I made clawed feet, which I think I would simplify next time and make them bit smaller. These look a bit threatening!
The head is attached to the back and fastens with a magnetic clasp under the beak as can be seen in the photo, below.
The ladybird and butterfly buttons add interest to the tabs.
I also made an extra little felt owl to dangle on the bag.
Sitting watching Christmas TV, as I have done quite often over the holiday, I also made a few more decorations from felt. They are all hand embroidered and I added beads for a bit of bling. I find embroidery to be quite therapeutic and a great way to relax and as a bonus my stitching improves the more I do.
and a pear.
Another tiny elf clog with embroidery added.
I'm looking forward to seeing some of my family tomorrow and hoping that this evening's snowfall will disappear, overnight ,by magic. Fingers crossed!