I wrapped up warm and went out in the garden to gather some greenery - we're very lucky to have a fantastic garden with all your Christmas greenery needs right there at the snip of the secateurs. I fixed myself up with a pile of conifer, rosemary, bay leaves, a little bit of holly (our holly trees are still quite little) and some dried chillis for a bit of red (an idea totally stolen from those lovely Riverford people). The hoarding of the 'useful one day' items in this house is pretty full on, so I also found some galvanised steel wire and gaffer tape to fasten the whole lot together. Later on some giant nails and a bit of log also came in handy.
Artfully arranged and wired together greenery. I never plan this stuff, just hope for the best and fill in gaps when I need to:
|Twigs in an unruly heap|
|Twigs in an orderly heap|
|Twigs finally brought under the control of wire, gaffer tape and 2 x 3.5 inch nails|
|Wok and twigs and and fairylights. I really dislike that red tray now, and there are four of them.|
|Chillies, lights and bells.|
Other Christmas stuff I've a fancy to make are this fabric wreath by the marvellous Jack Monroe, and this knitted + pom pom wreath has been on my Ravelry list for a year, oh! TWO years.