Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas tree decorations

 Every year I try to make a batch of tree decorations to give to friends and family - here are some photos of what I managed to make up this year:

First up I did some simple felt candy canes inspired by Bugs and Fishes lovely tutorial.


Next I made up a batch of simple stylised robin decorations (my own design)

These thread decorations were inspired by some pretty crochet baubles shown in this years Simply Crochet Christmas issue.

Lastly but most definitely my favourite would be these very adorable crochet snowmen. Loved making them - even thought the tiny tiny pom poms for the hats were a bit tricky! Brilliant free pattern available through Ravelry.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Super chunky

As the weather is getting decidedly colder it was time to start thinking about what hat to make Sam this year (previous hat here).

I used a pattern from "Crochet gifts in a weekend" by Nola Theiss - the chunky ribbed toddler hat. Love the deep rib this pattern gives the hat, however it uses a ton of yarn so not only is this hat super warm, it's also super heavy!

Sam seems to like it and after wearing it all winter I think he is going to have stronger neck muscles too :-)