Christmas Preparation ~ Part 2

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Well, I realised if I’m going to be at all realistic about my “To Craft” list for Christmas, I better speed things up a little.

This stool cover pattern is way quicker …and maybe not as fancy, but pretty nevertheless I reckon.

The pattern is from the lovely Alice at Hook Knit Spin. I’ve used this Mandala pattern so many times, and it’s just so nice to crochet…and so quick that it really has that instant gratification thing going… which is never a bad thing 🙂

These pictures were taken a little late in the day, hence the low light – sorry about that.

It was also getting a little too close to Moo’s dinner time. She wasn’t too impressed with this photo session.

PS Only three more to go!

Christmas Preparation ~ Part 1

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Do you realise it’s only 7 weeks till Christmas? Yes, I know, eek!

We’re having Christmas Lunch at our house ~ 14 adults, 5 children and 1 Moo. Yes, I know, eek again!

Since we’ll be dragging out the boring old multi-use covered-in-paint $6 Ikea stools, I thought it’d be nice to give them a little extra Christmas cheer. Then I found this awesome blog by Crochet Missy, linking me to these terrific stool-cover instructions by Petra.

It was so easy to follow, and I’m so pleased with the result.

The yarn is by Spotlight ~ Moda Vera Beetle, 50% cotton / 50% acrylic. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I do not like working with acrylic yarn. Still, the colours are bright, it was part of my stash, and wasn’t expensive ….

Moo was ever-so-slightly impressed.

Only five more to go!

Bunting Happiness!

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This was one of the first crochet books I bought, and is my absolute favourite  ~ Cute and Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench. And the projects are really very cute and very easy.

In the “Starting Out” section, there are some lovely little gifty type projects like the Round Stripy Cushion Cover, the Jam Pot Covers and the Floral Purse.

And here is the Knickerbockerglory Bunting. Isn’t it just the cutest?

The yarn I used is called Beetle by Moda Vera ~ a brand made by Spotlight (Oz and New Zealand I think). It’s 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. I don’t really love it, but it’s cheap and comes in great un-natural type colours!

I think next I’ll make some fabric bunting, just triangular flags cut with pinking sheers so no hemming.

I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday 🙂