The yo-yo trees are super quick and very effective, there is also a bell at the base so they would be cute hung on a door etc.
The felt triangle trees are another very simple design and would be perfect for a children's craft activity.
Mum knitted the mice, which I think are probably from a Jean Greenhowe booklet, she has styled them as sugar mice with string tales and very cute star shaped eye and heart shaped noses.
But look at what Dad has been up to! When we were chatting at half term he got a sudden sparkle in his eye and flew off to the workshop to play on the lathe- watching inspiration strike is really magical isn't it? He came back a short time later with these sweet little bird houses all different shapes and sizes, and different woods. They are possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen- (except my own children obviously!!) I am very proud of my creative family, is it wrong to say that? I do hope I manage to pass the spark along., or at least the confidence to do what makes you happy whether it earns you money or not.
I am off now to have a look at Kitschy Coo's blog for a dress for Anna for Christmas day, and maybe a super cool T-shirt for the Will-ster. There is a sale going on the fabrics she uses are ace- Consider yourselves tipped off!!