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2016 Christmas Tree ornament

19 Dec

Every year I try to make a new ornament for my ‘alternative’ Xmas tree. This year I have played with beads….

Here it is…

And here is my Tree… 

Alternative Xmas tree: space-saver and cat-safe

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24 teacups Christmas countdown

1 Dec

In the past few months I have been experimenting various things but basically they were all unfinished projects. But as Christmas is approaching now I am dedicating my time to make gifts for friends, so they won’t be published until after 25th. 

But at least there’s one project/gift that can already be shown: the 24 teacups advent calendar I made for a friend. 

I made all the paper envelopes and then printed and glued the numbers on each envelope. The most difficult problem  to solve was how to display it. I wanted it to be small and easy to hang to a single nail, so, in the end I made a loop/hanger with some wire and added a little snowflake as decoration….

Each envelope contains a different tea bag. One for each day. 🙂

Christmas gift part 2

29 Dec

After my first “Christmas gifts post” here is my second creation which is of a different kind: a crocheted infinity scarf…

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Two spins is the ideal….

 

2 rounds

… also one spin is acceptable.

No rounds

But I wouldn’t reccomend “no spins” at all….

Christmas gifts

28 Dec

First of all, Happy Holidays everyone.

Finally I can post the Christmas gifts I made for some of my friends this year.

Here is the first one….

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What this “foldable thing” may be?

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TA-DAAA! A Yoga mat bag.

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With a lovely IKEA fabric

Mother-daughters’ bracelets

21 Dec

Some time ago a friend of mine asked me to make some matching bracelets for her and her two young daughters, for Christmas. She wanted string-macramè bracelets with green beads for one daughter and blue beads for the other. The third bracelet, for herself, was to be a mix of the other two….

Anyway, apparently she wasn’t able to wait until Christmas to give the girls their bracelets, so I decided to post them now, since I won’t spoil anything…. 😉

Magic trio bracelets

Magic trio bracelets

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Details

 

Christmas placemats

23 Jan

This is the last post about my handmade Christmas gifts: four placemats for my friend Cristina and her family.

I wanted to give her the placemats before Christmas so that they could use them on Christmas morning for breakfast, but as usual we failed to meet before the date and they have been handed over only a couple of days ago! But better late than never! 😉

As I forgot to take pictures of them (I was in a desperate hurry to finish them before Xmas… :-0 ), Cristina herself sent me some. The fabric is from Ikea and I used some tartan bias for an extra Christmassy look. Each of them has similar but different motif.

Christmas placemat

Christmas placemat

xmas placemat 2

Folded placemat

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unfolded placemat

Snake scarf

14 Jan

Here is a scarf I made for Paola as Christmas gift. I used the same wool as the one for her daughter Marta’s, so to have a mother-daughter matching scarves. 🙂 Because of all its spirals it reminds me of a snake! It took me quite a while to crochet and the result is a bit funny.

Paola scarf

The snake scarf

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Paola’s scarf

Merry Christmas

23 Dec

Every year I make a decoration for my Christmas tree. This year, since I hadn’t much time left due to my Little Santa Helper‘s job I decided to make this cute little crocheted star.

So, here are my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone out there….

Crocheted Xmas star

Crocheted Xmas star

Christmas coasters

12 Nov

As Christmas is approaching, I’m already working to prepare gifts for friends and relatives. Actually, this year I decided to make most of the Christmas presents myself and hopefully the recipients will appreciate them…

One of the projects consists in these lovely red and white coasters I made thanks to the tutorial of a fellow kiwi crafter who’s not only very talented but also very good at making tutorials. 🙂

So, who will be the “happy” recepient of these coasters?….. mmmmm……..

Christmas coasters

Christmas coasters
Christmas coasters

Christmas collection

28 Dec

So, as Christmas has finally arrived and gone, at last I can publish some photos of my “Christmas Collection”…. the bracelets are made of golden wire, pale pink and black half crystals and various stones… as my skills improve I think I’ll be opting for golden plated wire since this simple golden coloured wire, I’m afraid, tends to oxidise….

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Christmas collection: crystal and stones

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Cristmas collection: my own Xmas gift

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Xmas collection: they look nice, uh?

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