An additional bonus of collaborating with Claire is that I got to try another grid-based craft (following perler beads and tapestry). I had a lot of fun stitching up my own Christmas Pudding ornament and finished the whole thing in 3 TV watching sessions. As a complete beginner, I can totally recommend it. I don’t think I’ll be continuing with cross stitch though – I found the thinner thread quite fiddly compared to tapestry wool and having to split the thread into strands is pretty annoying too. It did make me miss tapestry though – I need a new project!
And if that all sounds like too much work, I put up some new ornaments on Zazzle so you can just buy a readymade one. It’s not as cute as the cross stitch version but that’s what you get for being lazy :)
Check out my Zazzle store for lots of cute new ornaments including snowmen, gingerbread men and even a Christmas tree, to hang on your Christmas tree. I bought some of these last year and they’re pretty great quality, printed on ceramics. Some are double-sided and you can also customise them with a date or festive message.
UK folks – Zazzle UK has cheaper shipping for ornaments, US folks – there’s still a big sale on.