Sunday, 7 September 2014

Christmas madness begins!

It is official.........Christmas is coming! Now is the time to panic! The evenings are drawing in and it is definitely time to start those Christmas makes to keep ahead of the Christmas madness. Margaret is on the ball this year and has completed a selection of Christmas wonders already. Jim the Penguin and Santa were proudly displayed this week. The amazing thing is that Margaret made these for herself and neither of her lovely daughters have snaffled these handsome chaps!

Birthdays are also very important landmarks in our lives. Margaret made a break in her Christmas preparations to create this lovely card.

How many Christmas cards have you made so far this year? Margaret has completed these five beauties for the Christmas season.

Esther delighted us with these gorgeous baby bootees that she crafted for her Great-grand-daughter. Yes, Esther, is a Great Granny!  Shhhhhhh! Please don't tell anyone! Beautiful work Esther! Your secret is safe with us!

I crocheted another granny-stripe blanket. This time I used some Ice yarn that Norma stocks. I really liked the way the yarn created the stripes automatically. I found the pattern and instructions for this blanket on a blog called Attic24 if you would like to have a go.

Norma has had great fun making this dolls pram set for a wee girl's teddy bear. I'm sure she will be charmed with it. The scarf is made using Oh-la-la yarn which is an Ice Yarn and available from Norma. The amazing thing is that, Norma, completed this garment in an  hour!

The yarn for this shawl was purchased from Aldi and worked by Norma. I really like the look of this and may add this to my list of things to try.

Fiona Orr finally completed this delightful baby blanket for a friend. Originally it started life in bright primary colours which was a step too far away from Fiona's comfort zone.  This colour palette works beautifully and will make a great gift.

Phyllis loves doing blankets!. This is a real boys blanket which was crocheted for her darling grandson. As you can see it was worked from corner to corner.

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