Monday, November 30, 2009

Sequins, Beads and Polysterene Balls


This season, I decided to start up another hobby. I don't know what it's called - all I know is that you need jablo balls, small pins and lots of sequins to make Christmas baubles. One fine day I woke up with this craft idea in mind so off I went to my nearest hobby shop and bought what I thought would need to start off this hobby. When I went to pay for my stuff at the counter I asked the salesgirl to check if I was on the right track - she just changed my pin box because mine were too large.

Back home I opened up the boxes and bags and started planning my design. It didn't take me long to learn how to do this hobby by myself. My idea is to hang one handmade bauble on to the hamper bag that I will be preparing for each of my female friends that have invited us over to their place for Christmas. What sets me back is the lack of time. Although my husband thinks this is just a waste of time - when I could buy ready made baubles - I'm sure my friends will appreciate the effort I put in making their baubles. What's more - I hope I'll manage to finish the baubles on time for each party that we're invited to.

8 comments:

Nick Phillips said...

Nothing beats the satisfaction of making your own decorations. I'm planning to make my own decorations for Christmas this year too ...

Robin said...

Very pretty, and I'm sure your friends will appreciate the effort that's gone into them too.

Angela said...

Those are going to look great! I'm also excited to learn that there are hobby/craft shops in Malta since I'll be leaving Michael's behind :o)

Crafty Sue said...

I am sure they will be appreciated, speaking for myself, I love the handmade gifts I receive from friends, it is so nice to know someone took time to ceate a special thing for me.
Zen,please forgive me if I did not contact you earlier to inform you of the award, I hope you'll accept it. I left you a comment on my blog post in reply to your comment.
Hugs,
Sue.

allaboutg said...

These look great! How do you make them?

Doreen said...

Hi Zen, how lovely to know you are making these...I love everything and anything handmade. Making crafts myself, I know the time and patience needed so I would surely be one to appreciate your efforts if you care to share one with me LOL! Seriously though, I am sure the recipients of your gift will be very pleased and will appreciate your work...enjoy your crafting, who knows what you will be trying next : )

Juniper said...

It's always worth the effort, receiving something hand made has a far higher value. Am in the process of embroidering stockings to hang for the children and a center table runner for my sister- yes finding the time is the hard part!!

allaboutg said...

Thanks for the explanation :) This year I'l have to give them a miss, but next year I'll definitely try and get a bit crafty and hands on with decorations :)