Anyway a lovely parcel arrived from The Book People. And amongst all the Christmas presents I had treated myself to Mollie Makes Christmas. I hadn't been going to as I already have quite a lot of Christmas Books, but as it was cheaper than buying a magazine, I decided to risk it.
I am so glad I did! It is lovely. The projects (19 of them) are very much in the style of the Mollie Makes magazine. There are a Festive Ideas and Christmas Inspiration sections with the blog and web addresses of crafters and makers (Looking forward to some new inspirational sites :-) )
There are so many different types of projects -
Super cute Needle felted houses - I might finally have to succumb to the felting bug:
A cheeky amigurumi reindeer:
Lovely folded paper Christmas tree:
Fabulous purple felt wreath:
I'm seriously considering giving this one a go (even with the risk my daughter will want it as it's her favourite colour). I thought it might be a bit expensive as you need 1.5 metres of felt, but I discovered that would cost about £11.25 (plus postage and packing) from paper-and-string, which doesn't seem too bad.
There are also a couple of knitting projects, a lovely tote bag with a modern santa applique as well as some other sewing, crochet and papercraft items. My absolute favourite though is this:
Shame I don't have an i-pad (nor is that likely to change) but the direction say it is easy to scale down to fit other gadgets - so I think my i-pod touch may be getting a new cosy very soon.