Thursday, 6 November 2008

Craft Blog Inspiration!

I love the way that reading other people's craft blogs can inspire you do go and create - be it along the same lines, or something completely different. I've sort of resisted doing seasonal crafts directly, but having just seen some fab "soft sculpture Christmas trees" on a lovely lady's blog, it started me thinking of Christmas decorations.

I make soft balls in various sizes out of Harris Tweed and it suddenly struck me, why don't I try making Christmas baubles in the same way. I like the idea of working on a very small scale, so these may be fun to do and maybe embellish them with little images in felt. All handsewn, of course, which would be my favourite way of tackling them. I have no idea yet how this would turn out, I just thought I'd share my flash of inspiration with you!!

So many ideas .....

Here's my Harris Tweed 'juggling balls' which has given me the idea of going a lot smaller and trying to make a bauble, in the same way. This may never come to fruition but I'll find it hard to resist, now that the idea is in my head!!


Sarah W-M said...

Alison, I'd love to buy some Christmas baubles for the tree, made out of Harris Tweed! Please let us know when they are in your online shop

Muddlepud said...

I think it's a great idea! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Tweed Delights said...

Great to get feedback on this idea - I managed to do a prototype today (couldn't wait!). I'll post a pic soon :-)