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Making Christmas bells

There is a merry little sight as you walk up the path to our home at the moment. A shimmer of glitter and the invitation to ring two pretty Christmas bells. They make a lovely ringing sound, more than you might expect from a terracotta pot and wooden bead.

We crafted on a stormy afternoon. With terracotta pots, wooden beads, wool and a little glue. And while the rain poured down and the thunder crashed above our heads we covered everything in glitter. Or so it would seem *grin*

We made twisties using Christmas-y coloured wool (we share how here). Then threaded a bead onto the twistie to ring against the side of the terracotta pot. To keep the bead in the right spot, we also tied a double knot up a bit higher to rest near the small drainage hole in the pot. Making sure on both ends to leave some of the twistie for tying the bell, and ringing it.

Outside we went as the skies cleared, to find the perfect spots for our little bells.

Happy crafting,

I have a new camera

For a little while now I’ve been thinking about writing here again. In fact, I am forever writing little pieces to share in my mind, as I go about my day. Just finding the time to put pen to paper, or rather finger to keyboard has taken a little longer.

The other thing that was holding me back was my camera. Or lack of camera.

I used to have a great little ‘point and click’ camera but it broke. The one I got to replace it just didn’t capture moments in the same way. And although I love my iphone for my Instagram pics, they don’t show as nicely here.

So I’ve invested in a wonderful camera. A Canon 700D with 50mm lens {on the advice of many lovely friends! Thank you all}. And I have to say I am thrilled with this camera! I’ve hardly put it down since it arrived a few days ago.

Now I’m able to start taking the kind of photographs I’d love to, and I already love what I’ve worked out *grin*

Happy days,