Hello, hello and welcome to week 5 of Colourful Christmas! This week it's time to put on your pj's, grab a hot chocolate (marshmallows are optional) and a Gingerbread Man (to go with your hot choc), get comfy & cosy in front of the fire because it's time for some Christmas Stories!
This weeks collection contains a mix of classic Christmas characters and icons to take you back to when you were little and excitedly waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
There's lots of traditions around Christmas, some are well known like leaving a cookie and a glass of milk for Santa or maybe it's a family tradition like having Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve (we do this so that no-one has to spend most of Christmas Day in the kitchen cooking for everyone, we kind of think it adds to the magic atmosphere too), but one of the most widely known traditions is Christmas Stockings hanging by the fireplace.
These Christmas Stockings are too small for Santa to leave any treats in but they look so cute on the Christmas Tree
Next up, no Christmas storytelling session is complete without a cup of Hot Chocolate and something snackish to see you through the story, which is where the Gingerbread Men come in, the good thing about these cute little biscuits is, as they're made from 30% wool blend felt, they have no calories!
And so the storytelling begins, you're looking up at the night sky looking for the smallest sign that Santa and his reindeer are on their way, you can't help but notice that all of the stars in the night sky are twinkling a bit brighter than usual, this Star Christmas Decoration kit helps you bring a small piece of the night sky into your home to adorn your Christmas tree.
The next thing you know you can hear a faint jingle of sleigh bells and possibly a far away cry of "Ho Ho Ho". The storytelling comes to an end, as no child wants to get caught out of bed by Santa on Christmas Eve, you quickly run up the stairs to your bedroom and just before you jump under the covers you have a quick look out of the window and sure enough you can see reindeer pulling a sleigh in the distance, illuminated by a slight red glow...
You dive into bed, pull the covers over your head and close your eyes tight hoping you fall asleep quickly, excited to find what's under the Christmas tree in the morning!
All of the DIY Christmas Decoration kits contain everything you need to complete the project, except scissors, and all of the kits have really easy to follow instructions making these ideal for both experienced sewists and complete beginners, all of our Christmas Decoration Kits are available now in the Crafty Alchemy Shop