With Christmas plans developing apace, it’s been quite nice to sit in my corner and stitch some festive ornaments.

I’ve completed Popcorn the Bear, and this robin, which goes with a holly one I did last month, and I decided to skip the French knots and get out the sparkly fake gemstones from my card-making supplies. So now there’s a little sparkle for when I hang these up.

I also realised why I see so many people using pokey-tools to pick the gems up: the red ones on the robin weren’t too bad, but I ended up reaching for my needle to place the smaller clear ones on the other two.

Now they just need a Christmas tree, in the case of the robin and the holly, and a hook, for Popcorn, and other Christmas decorations up so they don’t look out of place.