How's it going? Busy with the cleaning, shopping, baking, wrapping and all that Christmas stuff? Yeah me too. It's been my ulitmate goal over the last week to be able to sit down and crochet something, anything! I've been sneaking in five minutes where I can but with nothing big on the go it's not been the most productive of ways to crochet. It hasn't stopped me being surrounded with wooly delights though, my house is looking thoroughly yarnbombed!
Excuse all the decorations pictures, I just love them so much!
While having a tidy up I found the remainder of the cone of cotton that I used to make my lacy doily bag:
Not much left but enough to play with in one of my spare five minute crochet breaks. I found myself making some little dinky snowflakes, so teensy and delicate. I had thought about blocking them with PVA to stiffen them up to hang somewhere and maybe adding some glitter to the PVA to give them a sparkle.
You can see the difference here between the blocked and unblocked snowflakes, it really does make the little bit of pinning, starching and ironing worth while.
I then had visions of a sparkly snowflake window dressing for Christmas, to hang like a sort of curtain but I have only made six! as they are so small that would take a lot longer then the couple of days left until the 25th so not the best idea for this year.
I then started thinking about my Christmas dining table, I like it to look very pretty and I go way over the top. This year I bought some slightly more expensive crackers than usual because I just fell in love with how pretty they were. not too glittery but a bit folksy instead:
In keeping with these more rustic crackers I thought I would turn the snowflakes into napkin rings! I had a rummage through my yarn stash and found some ancient red cotton acquired from my Granny.
I don't know what she had intended it for but it's a lovely bright red so I hooked up a little mesh effect ring to sew the snowflake onto.
Yes very pleased with that and only took a few minutes to make so I should be able to find time to knock up another six.
I have asked Mr M. for a pack of yarn for Christmas and if I am lucky enough to get it I am going to start a new blanket! I really can't wait to get my hands on something substantial and sit down for hour after hour of happy hooky.
I do wish you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for coming to look at my blog this year, it means so much to me that you have taken the time to read my ramblings. I know I haven't been about much on here lately, I am still ironing out the kinks in my daily routine with new working hours and things, I plan to be much more organised in 2015 and have lots of ideas buzzing around that I can't wait to get started on!