Merry Christmas all!

I hope everyone out there celebrating Christmas has a wonderful holiday, with your loved ones by you, with joy, health and great food 😉

Here’s my newest creation 🙂 A crochet Poinsettia 😀

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I’ll be giving it to my mother and really hope she likes it. I am making it with the intention to be used as a table decoration, but it will also look great on a coat, so I’ll give her a pin too in case she’d rather wear it 🙂

The video with the tutorial is here, it was really helpful and well explained. I made a few alterations, the green leaves I made bigger, and I added  light green color to the yellow center.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BrcSo0KF9Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

The bookworm book marker!

Here’s my second improv! For a while I thought it was a fail, and that I’d end up using it as a Christmas wreath lol, but I think it looks pretty neat now. Putting a head on it really made it more convincing ;).

I made it pretty long (doesn’t show on the photo) so that it would work on a large book, or a smaller one. The idea is to have it mark the page you are on and then fold over the pages, and leave the head hanging in front of the cover.

For me it took quite a bit of time and trials, but I think that it is a pretty fast and nice and easy Christmas present (or any present) for a pro to make. 🙂

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Crochet book markers for Christmas!

Righty-o, here’s the next thing I’ve been up to: Crochet book markers. It’s great to be able to do something that makes me feel good, and then give it to someone I know will appreciate it, and save money in the process.

I found the idea in this great tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHsPxiZCulE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

The tutorial for the pansy one is this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfC8iuMqUdo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I think that on a good day, including my near-crochet-newbie status, a full time job, and all the normal activities that affect a normal person’s life, I can make one of these a day, or two, if I skip going to the gym, which I do often ahaha :p

Here are the ones I have done so far:

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Game of Thrones present

Ages ago (over one year ago) I asked my brother on his bday “What would you like as a present? Money, or one of my pots, but with a GoT theme?” “POT!!” He immediately answered. I was happy with the answer, but then hehe, I never got around to it, until now.

I have a problem with this pot. I like what I have done so far, but it feels kind of naked. The pot is pretty big, so I’d like to have more area painted than this. Both my boyfriend and sister told me to leave it as it is, but I still have my doubts.

I’ll be giving it as a Xmas presie, and I guess that if I fill it up with cookies or chocolates, it will look better hehe 🙂

Any opinions will be greatly appreciated 🙂

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Cookie time!

This Christmas I’ll be making the presents (last year I made some of them, but not all (false vitral painted jars for mom, dad, 1 bro, sis, a friend and granma)).

T’is the season to be jolly, but also to save money, just in case (yes, I live in one of those misbehaved countries that are indebted to their ears). Soooooo, this year it will be:

COOKIES!

I have been looking up recipies and I found this one one in epicurious.com:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Ginger-Honey-Cookies-240267

After reading the feedback, I think I’ll be making some slight alterations myself, maybe add a stronger honey and some cloves.

Believe it or not, this will be my first time baking cookies, so wish me luck. And yes, I will be rehearsing the recipe before Xmas lol!

 

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