Thursday, 22 December 2016

Only 3 days 'til Christmas!!!

Well, I am well and truly into the festive spirit!  I've turned our lounge into a Christmas wonderland........ Each year, I say I won't buy or make any more stuff...... and each year, I go crazy!  This year, apart from buying outside lights (which really doesn't count, right?!) I didn't buy anything.  But I did make what seemed like hundreds of crochet snowflakes.  Just making them wasn't enough.  I had to stiffen them, although they didn't really need it, but how else was I going to add a little sparkle to them?!  I know glitter is so last year (and the rest), but I found some very fine white stuff, with only a subtle hint of a sparkle - perfect for snow flakes.  I did fully intend to sell a few too, but I simply didn't have enough time to make any more and catch the Christmas post.  So, next year I'll be ready!

I also made a beautiful gingerbread house - no, not the edible kind, but a crochet one.  I have to confess, it isn't my own pattern.  I stumbled across it online - I'll have to dig the pattern back out, and I promise I'll give credit to the designer.  All I can say is 'wow!' It's absolutely gorgeous (not my crochet, lol but the pattern).  It's rare that I do others designs, although many have better ones than I do, but I like to try to come up with my own.  This one, I couldn't ignore.  I even stuck to the same colours too, as it was just so perfect.  Obviously, this one won't be for sale.  I recall the seller stating it could be sold, but I feel like I'm stealing to do that.  Anyway, I'm waffling again, but I'll update this, giving her credit later.  Need to dig the pattern out later.  So here it is, followed my my little Christmas grotto....

That's it's for now, as I need to pop out for some last minute Christmas shopping.  Madness, I know, leaving it this late, but that's me.  Every year!  I wouldn't have it any other way either!

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