Every year we purchase a live Christmas tree. I love the scent but I’m not one to actually decorate it. I leave that to hubby and the kids. I sure do enjoy the finished product though! Here is an alternative to an actual tree from Noting Grace’s blog – it’s a budget friendly idea to use a ladder and wrap garland around it and then decorate that. This would be so great to put in a space where you don’t have room for an actual tree but for where it would be nice to have a tall decoration. Admit it,
As I mentioned a few times (here and here), I participated in three craft shows this November. It was a good experience and opportunity to promote my The Ruthless Crafter business. Over the next few days I will highlight the items that I made. Some of them you will find for sale on my Etsy shop. Today I am showing you my reindeer and polar bear Christmas tree skirt. My favourite part of this one is the scalloped edges – so elegant!
In October I wrote about Snowman Hats I created for a customer. (You can read about it here). After I posted and shared it on my social media, I was contacted to create two more for Christmas gifts for some young girls. Here is the second round – I can’t get over how adorable this pattern is! You can find it for FREE from Repeat Crafter Me by clicking here. I have shared this post with the blog parties found on my “Linky Parties” page.
A client hired me to make three Christmas stockings for herself, her fiance, and her dog. Here is the FREE pattern I used from Yarnspirations. Instead of cross stitching, I used the chart and colour-worked the images as I crocheted. I also found a chart for letters and added them to the top of the stocking. Which is your favourite stocking – the Christmas tree, the Santa Claus, or the Snowman?
This afternoon I will be at my third and final craft show for the season. Three weekends in a row sitting and smiling and engaging potential present and future clients. I believe it is important to have a presence in the community for word of mouth and face-to-face to be a potential business attraction. I know myself I prefer to do business with people who I “know” rather than a sterile webpage. Crafting is all about art and the human reaction to it and that is how I would like to represent my business. The product may not have been