Monday, December 23, 2013

Crochet Star Garland

I have previously posted about making crochet ornaments for the school fair. I enjoyed making them so much, I decided to make some for us. I used The Royal Sisters patterns, which were easy to follow and gave great results.


I made several snowflakes in white and stars in red and in red and white butchers twine. I then made three garlands which were intertwined a bit randomly.

It was rather hard to photograph:



The stars / snowflakes were stiffened with a mixture of glue and water. I experimented with sprinkling them with glitter but it was messy and overkill.  They look lovely on their own I think



Merry Christmas :)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Ornament Swap

Amanda at Ellieboo suggested a Christmas  ornament swap, which is now an official tradition!


I totally lucked out with the most gorgeous set of felt ornaments plus a melting snowman and two snowmen chocolates ( not pictured as the kids already ate them! )


I love these ornaments so much - the stitching is super neat and the colours are gorgeous! I feel like I might have done better out of this than my super swap partner Amanda, given how quick the crocheted snowflakes I sent her were to make :)

My two favourites are below - they are just so beautiful



 Despite my scrougeyness I am now firmly in the Christmas spirit!

Thanks Amanda :)