Here in the UK we have been experiencing a “weather bomb,” or to give its correct meteorological name “explosive cyclogenesis”. In reality that has meant strong winds, lots of rain with blasts of snow and hail and, most interestingly, waking up to rain dripping on to the bed!! We left a big plastic box underneath, to catch the drips, whilst we went to work yesterday, dreading what we would find on our return. Fortunately, it was bone dry, which is a huge relief and suggests it was a set of extreme conditions that caused the leak.
There is still some snow forecast but, just in case, I thought I’d share another snowy project with you today.
This is a little pocket hanging, made from an old toilet roll tube, that could be used as an ornament or for a small gift. Originally I was going to put some candy canes in it, but then thought it would look nice with a few sprigs of greenery and berries tucked inside. I’m sharing this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where the theme is “glittering snowflakes.”
To make the pocket I first flattened the toilet roll by putting it through my Sizzix Big Shot. This makes it easier to cover and decorate and also works well if you want to turn your roll into a mini album. I covered the roll with paper (I used some from the Gecko Galz Mayflower paper pack) and inked the edges. I’ve used an image from the Snowbabies collage set and mounted it onto red card.
I’ve used a little red ribbon underneath the image and added lace, buttons and some organza rose trim to decorate.
To complete the pocket I’ve popped on a couple of glittery snowflakes and made a little handle from some candy cane cord.
Now today I am very excited because it is my last working day before Christmas. I have a lot to do before I can clock off, but the end of a hectic working year is now in sight!
Thanks for buzzing by.