I'm nearly there with my preparations (although I'm woefully behind with Journalling my Christmas) and have just enough time to share a little something I made for a colleague at work. She had been admiring the anti-pickpocket dangly bells on purses (apparently handed out by the local police to victims of theft) but had been unable to find where you could buy them. She was understandably reluctant to go down the getting-your-purse-stolen-so-that-the-police-will-give-you-a-free-one route and I thought "I could make one of those" ... so I did. A few bells and some beads attached by wire to a clasp ... and hey-presto:
Naturally, having bought a whole bag of bells and clasps, I had to make a few more! Turns out they are the perfect size to go inside my Mum's Christmas cracker too! My colleague was chuffed to bits (she was too curious to wait until Christmas day to open her gift)!
I'd like to offer one as a seasonal give-away to one of you lovely (anywhere in the world) readers - just leave me a comment below and I'll pick a random winner on New Year's Eve.