Saturday 16th December
Oh my gosh!! How is the season upon us again. I really do have the Christmas feels this Saturday night, typing my blog while listening to Last Christmas. Does it get better?
So as per usual I'll boil the kettle & sit down & chat to you about Christmas crafts collabs, Christmas motivation & of course it wouldn't be YourWorld if I didn't give you a few tips on how to spread a lil love Christmas.
I'm kind of going to treat this like diary entries because as you'll soon see my crafts will take longer than just a day to make.
Okay so let me explain to you what I am doing. So, a few weeks ago we reached out to Gill Corbett and decided to collab. This has been my favourite collab so far because in a way we really are coming together. It's really special to think that both Gill & I will be in our homes making wreaths for this little project. So yes we are making Christmas wreaths & I've been anticipating this forever. I seen Gill's autumn wreath & fell in love with it. You see so much creativity when you're ablogger. I'm best friends with two very artsy girls and that is why it's so, so, ironic that I am the one who is doing this collab. It's actually going to be super funny to see the mess I get myself into.
So basically the first step is
Slice the oranges about 2mm thick and pop them onto a baking tray
on greaseproof before putting them into the oven at 50-70°C for four hours, turning them about halfway through this time. Once cooled, pass a short length of twine through each slice and tie a knot, leaving a loop to attach the orange slice to the garland.
as you can see I've already encountered a bit of a problem. I think I slightly burnt the oranges but at the same time they aren't fully hardened?? Oh god.
So, after gill and I got in touch she thought it would be a great idea if we could create something together. We decided on the #createwithgillandtea !! How cute is that. Christmas just warms my heart. So if you want to get in touch with us or create a wreath with us simply tag that on insta !!!
Speaking of, please, please check Gillian's beautiful account out. It honestly made me positively ecstatic for Christmas. Not only is Gillian beautiful but she is an innovative and lovely lady and it's been an absolute pleasure working with her. It's been great to meet all these lovely women in NI & to be just so welcomed into this little blogging community. So proud of all the things the women in my country are getting up to- it is inspiring.
Also ... go and read her new blog tonight thesparrow.blog/ to see her amazing wreath.
7:49 - I'm just finishing up this blog for today & finishing other Christmas errands. Today I bought all of my friends Christmas presents & I'm hoping that they really love them. I'm currently writing their cards & finally feel in the spirit. I had a lovely day floating around shops and hearing the Christmas music. I still am struggling to finish the wreath, so tune in next week to see the final product. I also wanted to talk to you about ways you can help someone else this winter. First I think you should always wrap your presents in Newspaper to be as efficient as possible. A story Gillian told us touched my heart. She gave a homeless man and his dog food & she said his face just lit up. @Frankie_leigh advises that you can give to a food bank or Oxfam. Literally hygiene products, tins of food and small things can make a person's Christmas that little bit more comfortable. I'll be giving to svp as I do every year, I still haven't decided what though. Frankie also says that it's good to donate to third world countries this Christmas time & of course I absolutely agree with her. Right now I'm thinking of how I'll help out this Christmas. I'll round off this blog here.
See you before Christmas & if you don't get to catch my Christmas blog, have a very merry and blessed Christmas.
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