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A quick hello

I’m hoping everyone is having a lovely time. I’ve enjoyed Christmas and feel very blessed.

It was really nice finally seeing the gifts I crocheted opened. Everyone looked really happy 🙂 I’ll now be able to share a few more of my projects that I haven’t been able to.

I’m ignoring my teddy bear motifs for the moment (very naughty I know) and have started a new project; I’ll discuss it in a future post. Two of my little ones decided to help keep me warm. 🙂
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Christmas Eve

I’ve started joining motifs for teddy’s arms but it’s slow going and Christmas has taken over the last few days.

I’ve marzipanned, iced and decorated for Christmas cakes. Yesterday, I used my own mincemeat to make mince pies.
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The veg is prepared and cranberry sauce ready too. All the presents are wrapped and we are sat watching Christmassy tv programs 🙂

Merry Christmas and seasons greetings 🙂
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Finished slippers and a crocheted Christmas

I have finished my slippers and as promised I’ll model them. However, light had faded to the point that any picture I would have taken would have had to have been lit with indoor lighting. I much prefer natural light. Tomorrow I’ll wear my monster slippers that were really quite easy to make and look awesome.

Jonathan (husband) has pointed out twice that walking in my new slippers could be detrimental to my health. And he is of course quite correct… I’m incredibly clumsy and regularly trip over things that aren’t there! 🙂

Christmas is now so close I can taste it and all my gifts that I’m making are made, and thanks to Jonathan wrapped. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the things I’ve made that are presents… not long.

We are sharing presents, mainly, this year as we mostly like the same sort of things. The only things I’ve specifically asked for are some larger bamboo crochet hooks;Tunisian crochet hooks and a ball winder. I wonder what everyone else would like for Christmas this year?

These hooks I stumbled across on pinterest are great! What a gift they’d make.
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Wooden sticks made into crochet hooks – http://pinterest.com/pin/94927504619540862/

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Merging, adapting and tweaking

As many will know, I’ve got snowflakes on the brain. Well last night I adapted an existing snowflake pattern from a book (Mini Christmas Crochet by Val Pierce).

I used elements from other snowflakes I’ve seen on the internet. Adding these features to the final round.

There are still things I’d like to change but I’m happy with the result of my tinkering.

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Star snowflake

Just a short post to share another snowflake. This hasn’t been starched or blocked yet.

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I’m quite enjoying making these… I may see if I can write some patterns for my own. 🙂

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And another snowflake

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The pattern for this one is from a book of Christmas projects. I used wool and a metallic silver thread (though the thread is difficult to see it does add a sparkle).

I’m thinking I could use some embroidery thread to make some smaller snowflakes with a 1mm hook

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Idle hands make snow flakes

I’ve finished a couple of projects recently and was at a loose end. So rather than continue with my bear that I’m crocheting (bit complicated atm) I decided I’d make a snow flake. I’m thinking maybe I could make and sell a few or even give some as gifts.

I’m really pleased with the result but need to find a way to stiffen it. My spray starch didn’t do the trick.

Here’s the pattern… I spotted a few mistakes but generally it’s good http://www.bhg.com/christmas/cards/crochet-a-snowflake-gift-topper/

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