Saturday, 23 October 2010

I started crocheting these Christmas bauble beaded stars last year...
I gave one to my Aunt for Christmas inside a hamper of goodies and I have just posted a red one to my blog land friend Lisa (Lisa Ridgeon Originals)


The pattern was from an issue of Crochet world... I think it was last December issue...
 

I have 3 pearlised white  ones to bead up and a gold one from last year that was never completed, I think from one ball of coats sparkly crochet thread I can get 4 stars...
Last year I bought the beads from a bead shop in town and at anything from 20p to £1.20 each it was a bit expensive... this year I have bought some beads from China so hopefully they'll be a little more affordable to make... but you know me and sparkly things .. lol

 Lisa (Lisa Ridgeon Originals) made some bits and bobs for a bazaar she's doing and I fell in love with an IPhone pouch and note book she had made in this lovely cute woodland fabric... needless to say I bought them.. I do so love having things around me that my friends have made... I think its because I know its been made with care and thought and love...


 included in my delivery was this beautiful Origami bird... I dare say with a fair few hours of swearing and cursing I could make them myself but I have asked her to make me 9 for my Christmas tree this year... obviously I will pay for them but how wonderful it will be to see something on my tree that has been hand made by a good friend.... and come January I shall wrap them up in tissue paper and keep them safe till next Christmas... 
 I think the one above will be on display all year round... I also have one large bird and 2 small birds that decorate my mirror in the lounge that Lisa sent me before when I bought felt cakes and last Halloweens ghosts... I do like birds...

 Another picture of Rachel's (Contented) mug mat... fantastic isn't it!

I have been learning a new crochet stitch which when I was reading the pattern made no sense to me at all... however I have now mastered the trinity stitch and if they had just said "crochet 3 together" I would have grasped what the hell they were going on about much quicker! lol

So I shall leave you now with all these creative makes by 2 of my bestest bloggy buddies and I would just like to thank you all for being my friends...

I do so love and appreciate you all

it would appear that I have been blogging for 2 years so I think a give away will soon be in order
once I have sent out a very late and delayed swap parcel...
oops!

big hugs to you all
Alex
x

6 comments:

marigold jam said...

love those baubles. I have been making teeny tiny tree decs but nothing as lovely as those.

Jane

Snippety Gibbet said...

Oh my gosh, those ornaments are gorgeous!!!!!!!!

smilernpb said...

Oh what pretty pretty christmas baubles! xx

Rachel said...

Ooh, did my name change? ;) Don't worry, I call my kids by the wrong names all the time - I even called William Rachel once!! Those crocheted bauble decorations are so pretty! Your Christmas tree will look lovely!
Rachel x

Joanne said...

You have been a busy little bee. I can't believe how organised your being for Christmas this year. You'll be putting your feet up enjoying the spirt of Christmas and I'll be racing about like a headless chicken as normal.
Hope you have a good week
Joannex

Maggie said...

I don't suppose I could be real cheeky and ask if could scan or copy that crocheted shape at the beginning of your blog post could I? Please? Pretty Please. It looks just right for something I want to try my hand at.....thank you.