I've been busy making this rag wreath, triggered by an idea in the little Christmas makes magazine that came free with Prima this month. It only took me one evening to complete and it's a good one to do while you listen to music or watch TV or sit by the fire. The main component of my wreath is an old Cath Kidston night shirt, the softer the cotton the easier it is to tie on the strips of fabric. I also used up lots of stray ribbon, the kind you collect (or at least I do) from chocolate boxes and parcels, and can't bear to throw away. I bought the wire wreath from Amazon. It started life like this:
I cut the fabric into strips and knotted them on to the wire.
I squeezed on as many strips as I could.
I bought three lovely craft books from The Works yesterday, one of them is the much talked about Granny Chic. It only cost £5.99 and then there was a 10 per cent discount on top. I picked up an unexpected piece of extra writing work last week, from a new magazine which contacted me out of the blue. So, the books were my little treat to celebrate.