Friday, 19 December 2014

First snowflakes.... silly, not real ones!!

 I'm not sure if I mentioned it before, but this year I have I have been teaching myself to crochet, with the help of  Stitch 'n'Bitch - it's a book!! Come November I had just about progressed from scarves, mobile phone holders and purses so thought I would make snowflake bunting to give as Christmas presents. After much effing and jeffing, and copious amounts of yarn I finally cracked it and managed to complete seven strings!!

Here is the one that is on my kitchen dresser

Better get my thinking cap on and decide what "alternative" to papercrafting I will have a go at next year. Saying that, I was looking for something the other day and discovered some aged cross stitch magazines, complete with unopened projects still attached (shame on me!!) so I may start with those.

For now I am off to play at these challenges

Allsorts Challenge #289 - White Christmas
Allcrafts Challenge - Anything Goes
Miriam's Crafting Blog - Handmade gifts
Crafting for all seasons #92 - Anything Christmas but a card

Have a good Friday and a lovely weekend xx


Irene said...

Hello Sarah

Stunning Snowflakes, and well done on making seven rows.. Great personal Christmas gifts. Please don't stop making your gorgeous cards, wohoooooooooo granny squares next, then a blanket.

Please continue to show us your crochet makes.

Well done


Irene said...

Hello Sarah

It's me again, I forgot to say I LOVE, LOVE your dresser.


Squirrel x said...

Well done you! That is a brilliant achievement. I am still at scarf standard, rofl. Hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow these are gorgeous and look fab on your dresser

Lynsey said...

Wow your snowflakes are amazing Sarah! I really want to learn to crochet in 2015!
Hugs Lynsey x

Laine said...

Fabulous crochet project Sarah. Looks wonderful on the dresser.

Lucy Woods said...

Wow gorgeous xmas display your snowflakes are super fab!
Lucy x

brenda said...

You certainly went in at the deep end Sarah, crocheting snowflakes is no mean task, they are so pretty.

Thanks for sharing them with us at Allsorts, a pereect entry.

B x

Julie B said...

Well done on keeping going. I can't do as much as I used to as it plays merry hell with my wrist since I fell on it! Your dresser looks very festive. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Sarah, that must have taken you forever!! Well done, they are stunning! holiday hugs :)

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous love it Sarah and you need to patch yourself on the back, something I can't do is crochet .....enjoy your weekend.
♥aNNie {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Jane Savage said...

I am wallowing in 'crochet envy' over here!!! It is something I would love to do but really struggle with! A snowflake garland as gorgeous as this is on my 'must achieve in 2015' list!! xxx

Sue said...

Your crochet snowflakes look so beautiful. I made some of these last year and know how fiddly they can be!
I love your kitchen dresser too!
Sue xx

Sue said...

Oh wow Sarah!!! I'm on my second cushion cover LOL I have to keep stopping and starting..your snowflakes are fab! sorry I've been MIA I'm trying to be a good blogger I truly am just hubster isn't too well right now lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Helene E said...

This is a wonderful project! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts!

Sue said...

I adore your snowflakes you clever Lady.
Have a lovely weekend.
Sue xx

Debs said...

Totally fabulous!!! I have an urge to learn crochet now :o)
Love your festive dresser too :o)
Debs xx

Chrissy said...

Oh! Gosh...these are beautiful Sarah..I wish my brain would work like this..well done to you..gorgeous.


Pollard Carole said...

Well done you these are amazing you should be very proud they are so lovely . I cannot crochet so am in awe of this project Look forward to the cross stitch!! love and hugs Carole x

Judith said...

fab snowsflakes - i can only sort of crochet and have often thought of learning to do it properly - perhaps if i start now i'll be creating these by next Christmas hugs Judith x

Carol S. said...

Pretty decoration Sarah. Well done with mastering crochet. I must admit I used to it quite a lot but that was many years ago!! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Karon said...

Oh wow - these are so pretty. That is one thing I have never tried, knitting yes but crochet no. Fabulous! TFS

MaryH said...

I really admire you for teaching yourself to crotchet. These banners are just amazing & so beautiful. Envying that gorgeous dresser that you have them displayed against. I see these pieces of furniture in a lot of the Brit shows that I watch, and they are such a wonderful way for displaying the pretty things one accumulates. Lucky you, and tfs with Blogland. Your kitchen sounds lovely & cozy. Merry Christmas, hope the weather is not dreadful where you live . Hugs

Janice said...

Brilliant Sarah, and you taught yourself how to crochet from said book? Really impressed and I too would love to learn, so would be interested in more details of that book. Love the snowflake bunting, very festive! Jx

Annette said...

They're amazing and I love mine. They are proudly hanging in the dining room above my craft desk! Love it. You're so talented to be able to do these intricate designs. Amazing. Thank you :0)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello sarah, sorry I've not been by for a while, I'm hoping to catch up on my blogging during the hols haha.,
Your crochet is amazing, well done..
Wishing you and your family a happy christmas :-)
Hugs Kelly

susiestacey said...

Lovely snowflakes Sarah, tour dresser looks lovely all trimmed up x Susan x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Congratulations on mastering a new skill! These are absolutely beautiful and look so pretty as bunting!

Jani said...

Beautiful crotchet snowflakes!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

And a happy new year :)

Tina said...

What a gorgeous creation. love everything about it. Hugs Tina CFAS (DT) X