On Sunday night, still on a complete creative high after finishing my Wreath, I was suddenly hit BaNG with a funny idea to hook up a Christmas card. As with many of my ideas, the image appeared so crystal clear in my Creative Mind, that it was simply a case of taking it out of that messy place and bringing it to life. Time was short, but I knew I could do it.
On Monday night I started. I sat at my friends kitchen table (our knit n natter night) and made twelve tiny little granny squares, followed by an orange rectangle, followed by a colourful stripy triangle.
On Tuesday night I put on my pyjamas, snuggled up in bed and worked up lots and lots of blue rows.
On Wednesday afternoon I got out my button tin and had a little play.
My trusty Chief Assistant was on hand to help with some close up photographic work.
I stitched the rectangle and triangle into place.
Ditto the large yellow button.
A friend called round for a cuppa tea and a mince pie and I carried on with my work whilst chatting, drinking and munching (mmmmmmmm the mince pie was sooo good).
I stitched on buttons.
I deliberated hard over what sort of embroidery to add, and in the end decided on simple french knots in yellow.
I managed to photograph it in the last remaining light of a gloomy late afternoon, and will use the prints to make my Christmas cards for this year. Tonight actually.
Next year, when I am more organised and when it is not less than a week before Christmas (yeah, of course I will be totally, completely organsied waaaaaay in advance next year) I will make some more designs and get them professionally printed. I may even package some up and offer them for sale.
Living creatively is soooooooo much fun xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx