there's two things going on in this blogpost. first, there is no yarn included. it has been ages I think, since I posted a completely not-yarn related blog. second, this post is Christmas themed. now that I am living in The Netherlands again that feels a little like cheating. it is the country where we celebrate Sinterklaas on December 5th and basically Christmas comes after.
but, since I love both paper and Christmas and there are no little Sinterklaas believers in our house, I thought it was ok to write this post and actually start decorating for Christmas a little bit. I have to, because I must make myself aware of it being only four weeks minus one day ahead! it seems to catch me by surprise every year… I hope I am not the only one?
but, let me give you a few words to the pictures. ever since I got an envelope maker a couple of weeks ago, I have been making envelopes like a mad woman. trace the shape, cut, fold, glue. and repeat. I can't seem to get enough of these machine-like activities. so when I saw this diamond maker by de krantenkapper, you understand my hands got itchy. lately I found some gorgeous papers that are not too Christmassy but sure make their point, at Søstrene Grene. what a delightful Scandinavian shop. the little felt balls I found there too. for the Dutch ladies: to me they are the perfect mix between Ikea, Hema and Xenos. affordable decorative items, cookware, craft supplies and even yarn. lucky you if you're near Groningen!
this morning I gave the diamond tracing, cutting, folding and glueing a go. luckily a how-to in text and images comes with it. the folding is a little more complicated than the envelopes, but so much fun. it reminds me of the days when I was about 10 years old and was totally into origami. loved it then, love it still.
and last but not least, the cute and pretty doves. while making more diamonds, I am thinking the felt balls, doves and diamonds will probably end up in a garland together or next to each other. the perfect start for Christmas decor if you ask me!
if you're interested in these products, for yourself or to gift to someone crafty, follow the links below
paper and felt balls from Søstrene Grene