Happy Friday lovely readers!
With the end of the year, I wanted to thank you all for following my little blog and wish you the happiest of Christmas, surrounded by friends and family. I will be taking a little break next week to enjoy my family as much as I can and I will be back probably around the 1st of January.
I didn’t have many goals for 2017, except to read 30 books and finish 30 craft projects. Unfortunately with the crazy busy year we’ve had (2 house moves, including one overstate, hubby starting a new job, the end of my PhD) I didn’t get much time to just sit and read so I’ve only finished 16 books but I have completed a whopping 45 craft projects (of the ones I wrote down) so I’m still pretty happy with myself 🙂 I will set goals for next year in a post in a couple of weeks or so.
I just have one goal before that, it’s to do a Christmas eve cast on with my first crochet socks! I’m really excited for it and if you have good sock patterns to recommend I would love that as I’m sure I won’t be stopping at one pair!
And now, let me show you my finished Chritsmoose!
He just turned out so cute I love him! So he has taken residence in my christmas tree as hubby has decided that we should put my crochet in the tree to represent our house better! He is the best!
Once again, a very happy Christmas to everyone and I’d love to hear if you are doing a Christmas eve cast on 🙂
I hope you’ve all had a great week, my friend left yesterday and I’m a bit sad the she’s gone but on the bright side I’m back full time with blogging! (still the usual 3 x a week , but you know I’ll be able to actually read more and hopefully respond slightly faster, so that’s a win!)
I know I’ve said that I wouldn’t really make any Christmas gifts, but then I actually thought of some really good and fast gifts to make for my nana and my aunty, as them and my grandpa are visiting for Christmas. So, I have decided to hand stitch them some gifts!
You probably remember (if you were following me at the time) that I went to a craft fair in Brisbane in September? When I was there, I bought some really cute buttons and a cool diy ornament kit from Krazy Kreations.
Isn’t that going to be super cute? This will be for my nana, but today I want to share with you the finished I made for my aunty.
I spend a good while looking for the perfect fabric for this, as I had a pretty clear idea in mind. This is what I ended with (excuse the poor lighting on the left fabric, it’s meant to be blue!).
I then hand drew the motifs I wanted and used my rusty appliqué skills. I’m super happy with how it turned out, and all that was left to do was to write a cute sentence at the top (it means “hop with happiness” in French, pun intended) and sew on the buttons.
Did I mention my aunty loves frogs? I think it’s a very effective gift, and I know that she will love it because it has frogs! I can’t wait for her to see it 🙂
How is your Christmas gift making going? I’d love to hear about your more ambitious projects!
This week and next week will be a bit crazy with Christmas and New Year. I probably won’t be posting until next year, although I’ll definitely be finishing the stitch stop and roll blanket (more on that in a few weeks).
Until then, I’d like to share with you my latest quick Christmas present.
To go with that, I have made a PDF of small patterns you can use if you want to make your own earrings.
PDF for earring patterns here
A very happy Christmas to all of you!
I’ve been making some great progress on this doily. I’m now up to row 19/30, so almost 2/3 of the way through.
That’s where I was at last time.
I have good hope I’m actually finishing this for Christmas 🙂
I’m sure I don’t need to remind you but Christmas is fast coming! Which means I really need to get cranking on those presents! We got our secret santas last week and I know the person I got would enjoy a handcrafted gift, so I’ve started on a new project (I need excuses for those right? 😊).
Recently I was gifted loads of crafty things from someone in my family in-law. There were so many cross stitch magazines and a few crochet books.
I’ve decided to go with the iconic pineapple doily.
That’s what it will hopefully look like when I’m finished 🙂
And that’s where I’m at for now. I’ve calculated that if I do one round per day I should be done by Christmas!
Just a few other projects on the go but I should manage!
How is your Christmas craft coming along?