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In August, my husband and I have been on holiday in Japan. While enjoying the nature, cities and culture of Hokkaido (Japan’s northernmost large island), I picked up some craft ideas.

In a pension I saw dried lotus seed cones filled with small balls of fabric.  I really liked the idea and took two seed cones home with me, as well as some fabric with flowers. This is the result of my work:Lotus seed cones filled with fabric balls

At first the cones looked like this:

Lotus seed cones filled with fabric balls

To make the fabric balls simply cut a lot of fabric circles, stuff them with cotton wool, tie them and put them into the holes in the lotus seed cones.
Nice decoration, isn´t it?

Lotus seed cones filled with fabric balls

Lotus seed cones filled with fabric balls

Lotus seed cones filled with fabric balls

In a Japanese magazine I saw a garland for the kitchen, made of red peppers and peanuts tied together. I tried to make one yesterday, but it doesn’t exactly look like the one in the magazine because I could only find peppers that were a bit too large. I also did something wrong with the tying, because in the original all peanuts and peppers were neatly lined up while in my garland they stick out in all directions. But I still like the idea. :-)

Red pepper and peanut garland

Red pepper and peanut garland

Red pepper and peanut garland

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Oh, how do I enjoy Christmas time! The cosiness, decorating the house, going to Christmas markets and the night mass… I really love this season. I do feel a bit embarrased to say, though, that this year I started looking forward to it as early as september… that’s not normal is it? Well, at the moment I feel justified to work on some Christmas decoration, after all it’s December tomorrow.

The things I’d like to show today are some small ornaments. They are made from felt, embroidery thread, filling, ribbon, and some decorative buttons and bells. Not much to say about it for the rest, here come the pictures.


 

 

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