Christmas Projects + Patterns

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I finally managed to sit down and write this post. Here you will find all the Christmas projects I made and links to the patterns. Some of them don’t have them but there will be new posts coming. You will find the patterns when you press on the picture (the new page will open). 

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I didn’t follow the pattern til the end for the next snowflake as I couldn’t understand it, therefore it looks differently.

This angel doesn’t have a pattern but I guess you can easily imagine how I made it. I used some felt fabric, drew angel details separately (you can create your own angel), then sewed them together (don’t forget to stuff it a bit), and embroidered the face. I also braided a halo and sewed it to the head.

These stars and a heart are made of a clay (I bought, it was for making Christmas decorations). You just have to get some air drying clay, cookie cutters, acrylic paint and modge podge. First, I made shapes, then let them dry (it took me about 2 days). After that I covered them in white, red or green (depends on your shape and wishes). After it dried I drew some patterns on stars. You can also see that one of them is being made using “a stamp”. I used an old doily. I just put it on a clay and push it a bit in with a rolling pin (don’t squeeze too much as it won’t look very beautiful) and after it dried I covered it with paint. When they were colored I used modge podge so they become resistant to water.

This star and a tree were made the same way as the angel above.

There will be a new post coming with a tutorial on how to make a pine cone  tree.

These humongous snowflakes were made using ice cream sticks. I was inspired by this picture tutorial found on Pinterest. 

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That’s how many Christmas decorations I have managed to make last year. I hope that you will be able to use some of the ideas for the coming Christmas. Or maybe you are already preparing for them? I do. Don’t laugh – it’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas.

Brain Waves Beanie

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I’m so happy to finally write this post (I’ve been waiting for it for two months). I made this beanie for my good friend as a birthday present. It got a little bit too small, but he reassured that “it’s still possible to wear it”. I used the pattern by Liz McQueen. Thank you for your work and sharing this lovely pattern with us. 🙂

Here is my result (my model is my hubby, his head is a little bit bigger than my friends):

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If you like it, give it a try and make one to your beloved ones or  just anyone you know. They will be very glad about it 😉 

Moss Stitch Infinity Scarf

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It was a really long time since I posted something new on my blog. Well, in my defend we’ve been busy with moving, our old apartment looked like a storage room for at least 2 weeks, and I had no mood to crochet in that environment. After we moved I started preparing for Christmas (yes, my project which I’m done with yet), and only today I managed to finish and send my last Christmas presents. I’m happy it’s done, and my biggest promise for myself to start preparing for the next Christmas straight after the New Year so I’m sure I have enough time to make everything. But, let’s get back to the scarf I’m going to post today.

My wonderful friend Rita had her birthday in November and I decided to make her a handmade present (what a surprise, yes?). It took me some time to figure out what should I make. Luckily, I know what she likes – stylish clothes, but very simple at the same time. I started searching for a beautiful crochet stitch pattern which should turn into a warm winter scarf. The I came up by the moss stitch on Ambassador Crochet. Thank you for the pattern it turned out to be a nice scarf.

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I used 100% wool and it turned out to be a little bit heavy, but it should look great on my little friend. Can’t wait to see some pictures of her wearing this wonderful infinity scarf (hint, hint!).

Write to you very soon! Can’t wait to share all my Christmas decorations I managed to make.

Snowman Hats

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It seems like just yesterday I posted my last post. But it’s almost a month ago. Shame on me! Therefore, I’m hurrying to post my new work just, just out of  the “oven” but already heating two little ladies. 

I know it’s not winter time yet but it’s never too early to get ready for the cold weather, yes? On this note, I’m posting two lovely, cute snowman hats which were made for two great girls: one whom just yesterday turned 1 year! Congratulations, Leia!!! Maya, her cousin, is a bit older. Can’t wait to see the pictures of them wearing these hats. 

I found a pattern on my very favorite blog of Sarah, Repeat Crafter Me. Thank you! No one can thank you enough for those great patterns you are sharing with us!!!

Here is my result. I did crochet the nose bit differently, as I used thin cotton (it had to be a lot bigger), and I also changed the place of the hat because it looked better that way. 🙂 I also wanted to change the look of pom poms. To make them more fluffy I just used a comb and brushed it for quite a while. Now they are very soft and light to touch. On the other hand, I still need to work on their shape. 

Here how it looks on a little birthday lady. Isn’t she cute?

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Star Blanket

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Star Blanket

Today I finished one of my projects-in-a-queue – a baby star blanket. I’m so proud of myself. Another little blanket finished. You probably are thinking “big deal, I’ve done it before”, and you are right, it’s not difficult. It’s just that I’m having problems with finishing big projects (and it is a BIG project for me). Therefore, I’m so happy about it. 

To crochet it I followed Beth Parsons pattern which you can find here: Beth’s Little Star Afghan. Thank you for great instructions and a picture tutorial! I helped me a lot.

Star Blanket

Star Blanket

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I really love it, especially the idea of making it in different colors, in one color and so on. You can even try various crochet stitches and it would look perfect. I have another idea for it, hopefully coming any time soon.