It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas…

I think I’ve finally got all my Christmas decorations up, it usually takes a couple of days to get them organised! In amongst the Christmas trees and the Father Christmases are my Christmas cross-stitch smalls.

Some years I hang them all on a tree but we’re a tree down (it spent too long inside last Christmas and never recovered!!) so I’ve displayed them all together on the sideboard.

Quite a few of these are Faby Reilly designs, the holly and the mistletoe humbugs are so pretty, there’s a couple of lovely ones from the Christie SAL she ran a couple of years ago, the red heart was a Valentine freebie last year and of course the Zoe box with the winter side facing out was a SAL from a couple of years ago.

The December small was only finished last month, about two years after I stitched the first ten months! The dachshund was a present for my daughter, she was rather keen on them at the time. The little gingerbread house was a kit from Nutmeg Designs in Reeth, I stitched it quite a few years ago. I think the mistletoe was a kit from Hobbycraft, it was originally hung on a card for my OH.

I’ve got quite a Christmas collection of smalls now, though I still have patterns for lots more – you can never have too many smalls!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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13 Responses to It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas…

  1. claire93 says:

    that’s a lovely display! I don’t know if I’m going to be able to get up the incentive for putting up décorations this year. Christmas is going to be such a non-event.

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  2. anne54 says:

    It is lovely to see those Christmas small again. Not only is there the Christmas theme, but they are all so sweet and delicate. The Zoe box is a particular favourite.

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  3. I’m stitching my first Faby that wasn’t in a magazine. I’m not keen on her charting symbols and their similarities, but I love the result.

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    You have a delightful collection of smalls for Christmas, Margaret!

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  5. Jane M says:

    Gorgeous collection, I think the humbugs are my favourites

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  6. Sharon says:

    Deck the halls with your delightful collection. Never enough smalls 🙂

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  7. teamwilsun says:

    I love your collection! I never really know what to do with small patterns, so I stitch them and then they just sit there. I love how you make yours up into “smalls” — maybe I’ll try to actually make up something in 2021!


  8. Amanda says:

    All lovely as always.

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