Sunday, December 23, 2012

Using Up My Scraps

 I've lots of small balls of yarn in my stash, I'm so very grateful for them this time of year!
 These cute little stockings are called Woolly Toons Mini Stockings and I found the free pattern on Ravelry.
 I had lots of fun thinking up different expressions for them!
I have to thank Kim Lapsley for sharing the free pattern for these mini stockings via Ravelry.

 Hunting through my craft bin, I actually found a pair of safety eyes. I think they're a little too large to use on these mini stockings, but he turned out cute never the less.
 Ah yes, jingle bells, ribbon roses and wire edged ribbon, all from my craft stash! I wanted a angel for the top of my $1.50 tree.
 A mini poinsettia doily. Unfortunately, I don't remember where I found the pattern for this beauty.
 A fancy Colorfish (pattern by Nureffa Said), also free on Ravelry. Just a little stocking stuffer for the grands - great grands.
 A sweet little elephant angel (Aidan's Elephant by Justyna Kacprzak) from Ravelry.

 Baby Owl Ornament by Josephine Wu. (I suck at embroidery, can't you tell?)
 Mini Kitty, from the Kitty Got My Key pattern by Ana Rosa. Tiny, but sweet.
 I changed the pattern a little here, making up my own tail, and only adding two paws as my hands were giving me trouble.

Free Amigurumi pig pattern by Jennifer Ramirez, also found on Ravelry.

My little Christmas tree is getting quite full with my handmade ornaments. I'm quite happy with the way it's turning out. Now I'm  off to add the finishing touches to my Christmas gifts.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2012

$1.50 Christmas Tree???

Yes, I have a new Christmas tree, and it only cost me one dollar and fifty cents! LOL

I found the little tree at a swap meet, it was only $1.00 because the lights didn't work. That didn't bother me as i just wanted something to display my crocheted decorations on. I also found a whole bag of really old gold colored glass ornaments for only $.50 cents! I was thrilled because I was out of the plastic ornaments I bought to cover with crochet.

I have added more ornaments since these photo's were taken, but I'll have to add them in another post!

I'm feeling the spirit of Christmas, are you?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Are You Ready?

I've been crocheting my fingers to the bone, after a long absence, mostly Christmas gifts and ornaments. My dear hubby suggested I sell some of my creations, so I've started an Etsy shop, but haven't had much luck there, not one single view! I'm concentrating now on my last minute gifts now. I thought I'd just share a few pictures with you all.

I went to a swap meet and found a bag of old gold glass ornaments for only $.50, I'll share photo's of what I've done with those soon.

Are you ready for Christmas?