Crafting for Christmas can be a rather eventful pursuit, filling your Sunday afternoon with glitter and glue sticks, scrabbling about to locate your address book and contemplating the price of stamps these days.
There is something lovely about making and receiving a handmade card, and if you don’t have chance to make your own, there are a wealth of options available from wonderful independent shops and designer-makers. I am a particular fan those from Oh Squirrel and Curious Pip.
Leafing through my old craft books, I found this tutorial. I really like the way there is no carefully styled image of what the finished product should look like. Also the suggestion to write the message in nail polish must have ended in a smudged mess for many a maker. The book cover is of course pure joy too, published in 1964 by Abbey Library London. So have a read, and why not give it a whirl?