Scrap Happy December 2021

Regular readers will know that I rarely buy Christmas presents. Most of the people to whom I give at Christmas have more than enough ‘stuff’ and if there is something they particularly want or need they can ask me for it. Instead I try to give ‘experiences’ and ‘memories’ as the opportunity arises and mark Christmas and Birthdays with small hand made gifts. This means that December is a flurry of scrap happiness! However since some of the recipients read my blog not everything I have made recently can be revealed until January!

However my neighbour told me last year that she would like some knitted Christmas stockings to hang over her fireplace and wondered if I had a pattern. I can take a hint! After some searching I decided to use my usual sock pattern designed for 4 ply but knit it in DK on larger needles and decorate it with some cross stitch designs from books on my shelves.

And just for fun Laura and I spent yesterday, when it was too wet to work outside, playing in the workshop. There were some logs on the stack which were too fat for either of our fires and I find splitting with an axe very difficult so…

Scrap Happy is hosted by Kate and Gun on the 15th of each month. The contributors listed below are all amazingly creative users of scraps. Not all of us post every month but do click on the links for inspiration.


KateGun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, EdithDebbierose

15 thoughts on “Scrap Happy December 2021

  1. claire93 December 15, 2021 / 6:09 pm

    love the reindeer ^^

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  2. katechiconi December 15, 2021 / 9:46 pm

    Oh, such fun! The socks are gorgeous, but it’s the woodwork that really entertains me!

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    • Going Batty in Wales December 16, 2021 / 10:56 am

      Glad you enjoyed them!

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    • Going Batty in Wales December 16, 2021 / 10:57 am

      Thank you. They were fun to make.

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  3. tidalscribe.com December 15, 2021 / 10:35 pm

    My two younger grandsons are getting good use out of the crocheted Advent calendars I made them a few years ago!

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    • Going Batty in Wales December 16, 2021 / 10:59 am

      Sadly my grandchildren are at trhat funny age wgere they are ‘too old’ for advent calendars and not old enough to know that you are never too old to have fun! Still they will continue to mature and maybe there will be great grandchildren before very long.

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    • Going Batty in Wales December 16, 2021 / 11:00 am

      Thank you. They were fun to make and I saw them in situ earlier this week so I know they were appreciated.

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  4. onesmallstitch December 16, 2021 / 7:21 pm

    lucky neighbour, the stockings are great and they will stretch so can be stuffed with surprises. I need a woody reindeer on my front lawn to scare off the real one.

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    • Going Batty in Wales December 17, 2021 / 10:44 am

      I am glad you like the stockings. The neighbour is very helpful to me and during lockdown got her student daughter to do all my shopping for me so I didn’t need to go out. A couple of stockings didn’t seem much to ask! I wish I could send you a woody reindeer but you are rather a long way away.

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  5. anne54 December 16, 2021 / 11:18 pm

    Your woody creations are so cute! How clever of you and your friend to make them.

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    • Going Batty in Wales December 18, 2021 / 11:00 am

      Thank you.

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