Friday, 21 November 2014
Dala Horses everywhere!
Where does the time go? Only a month till Christmas so I think I need to get into present creating mode! I've always loved the Scandinavian style Christmas and Dala horses are a favourite image at this time of year. My sister is a horsey person and loves adding to her Christmas decorations each year so I think she will like a set of these felt horses. I used the new papercraft dies from Eline Pellinkhof at Cuddly Buddly. I simplified the patterned decoration a bit and didn't use all the tiny dies.
And there's more...... I found these wooden shapes on ebay from Wiff of the Woods - perfect for painting. I used the same dies to cut the decoration pieces and used some of that horrible felt they give away with craft magazine free kits. I can't make myself throw it away even though I never make any of those kits up. I knitted a few of the little horse sachets for a recent craft fair and filled them with Christmas spices. They sold out but I found this one left behind under a chair the other day - absolutely love that spicy scent. And finally I've stamped some simple cards using a small stamp set also from Eline at Cuddly Buddly.
There's a nice history and video on the making of Dala horses on The Swedish Wooden Horse Company's website.