I have been tinkering with bits of wood and prunings to make festive things.
I have made two wonky bush stars from the hard prunings of the peach trees - this little one above and a bigger one below.
I used my 'skills' (somewhat faded) in lashing, learnt when a wee girl in the Girl Guides. It surprisingly worked - the muscle memory was still there!
But I know that Brown Owl would not be impressed - when I was a pre-pubescent lass my lashing was much, much neater than this. (Do I have to hand back my badge in Campcraft?)
I also made a wreath from the prunings from the bottle brush (Callistemon) and decorated it with Hakea nuts. It's hanging on the big Red Box tree near the house. I like it there. Don't you love the bark of this tree?
But where to hang the wonky stars? On the fence post, on a tree, on the hat stand or on the house?
Have you started to 'fester' yet? What festive items have you made? Are they vegetable, animal, mineral, textile, preserved?
Or (more importantly) were you a Girl Guide? What skills did you learn that you still use? (Come on... don't be shy!). How is your reef knot and your round turn and two half-hitches? Do you tie and tie and light a fire better than your Lad? Like getting dirty? Handy with a trenching tool in the dark? Too'wit, too'woo!
I am contributing this to My Creative Space. See what others have been making this week.