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Over the years, I've found that there are a lot of free charts available on the net, so as I make the project off that chart, I write down my notes and share them here on my blog. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for stopping by.
I am in the process of making a
whole load of little things to send off to a really good friend for Christmas, and this is the
first blog on the huge basket that’s headed her way. It’s a huge surprise (I
hope) that her husband and I are orchestrating .. so fingers crossed that it’s
all gonna work out OK.
Materials used:Today I’ve used a combination of our lovely Indian Vardhaman
Millenium DK ply yarn and some Bernat Baby Coordinates in off-white
Sometime back I saw this awesome video for a
Christmas tree shared on Facebook. Obviously, it went into my “Must do” list
and then this opportunity presented itself.
I should also say that this oh, so easy
(literally) 5-minute craft video is all that it purports to be – it does take
just 5 minutes.
This is not really a crochet project though,
unless you are going to make some crochet little hanging objects off the tree –
but it is such a cute end product that it must be shown.
I also love to check out all the crafts that
*seem* so easy, to double check that they really are.. and this one, I give a
huge tick.. IT IS THIS EASY!
For this project, I’ve used the free pattern
from this stunning video called how to make a DIY Zen Garden at https://youtu.be/_lsk--Q5RMA
The wonderful designer in this video has made a lot more stunning things but I've only made the Xmas tree from here. I oh, so loved the little snowman and the sled, but that's kept on a back burner for another date.
Three pom pom starting bits made...
Tree base attached and decorated
No tree base needed
and both trees ready to be shipped out!
For the Xmas tree, I used green Indian Vardhaman
Millenium DK acrylic 4-ply yarn and for the off-white one, I’ve used Bernat
I used a small circular piece of thermo Cole for
the base of the green tree and masked the end of the base with a shiny silver
lace to give it a cuter “WOW” effect.
This is a tree meant for the inside of the house, so it has a stand.
The white tree is meant to be a real tree that is standing outside, in your
garden, all laden heavy with snow, so one can’t really see the base of the
tree, as it’s embedded in the snow.
Now ain’t that a lovely picture I’ve painted?
Right then.. go ahead and click on that link..
and enjoy this 1-2-3 craft.
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last month, I was making some articles for a local donation, and just as I
completed making all that, I saw this absolutely superb Cupcake doll .. but by
then, it was a tad too late to make it.
Now thanks to the Secret Santa being organised in one of my Facebook
groups, I get the chance to make this doll! J
One of my friend's told me that the person I am making this gift for (as Secret Santa) loves cooking and crochet as well.. and she has made some exquisite crochet food 'toys' as well.. so I am hoping that this gift will have her smiling too.
Materials used:For this creation, I used Indian Oswal Cashmilon
acrylic, with a 3 mm crochet hook ; embroidery needle ; safety eyes ; good glue.
Size:7” tall ; 4” around the base
Instructions:(Using U.S terminology)
I chanced on this recipe for this exotic sounding
Spanish Orange Blossom cupcake, and thought this was what my doll was gonna be
.. an Orange Blossom Spanish cupcake doll .. doesn’t it just sound so oooooh…
.. and how does this cupcake become a doll ?? Click on the video below
So, as you can see, the dress of the
doll folds up and over the body of the doll to ‘hide’ it within and become the
outside ‘shell/cupcake paper’ for your doll.
When you are ready to reveal what hides within, you slowly peel back your
cupcake cover (as you would to get at the cupcake), and TA DA !! Watch the awed
look on the recipient’s face! J
I have taken a series of photographs to entice you onto your creation..
so first you decide on colours and get your little girl made...
then you add on the face features.. If presenting to a child, ensure you are using safety eyes and glue them down well
finally put her cap (or sombrero) on and ta da! watch her spring to life!
top view of my splendid sombrero
and finally a view of the little doll just waiting to jump out .. like a "Jill-in-a-box" ?
While working on this doll, I also found this pattern for a Magical Cinderella.