[Another blog hop and giveaway info at end of this post!]
I was invited by the folks at Stitch Craft Create to participate in the Handmade Christmas Decorations Blog Hop, and I am so glad I said Yes! They publish such wonderful craft books, and have a page with craft eBook downloads, very convenient for when you want to make a last minute gift and need fresh ideas immediately.
I chose to crochet a Christmas decoration, so they sent me Crochet your Christmas Baubles eBook (oh, the photographs! the ideas!):
There were many tempting projects as you can see from the cover. I chose to make the White Christmas Tree:
This photo is from the book. Doesn’t it look delicate? Here is my version:
Instead of the yarn suggested in the pattern, I used one that had strands of shiny white. My tree turned out taller (7″ as opposed to 4″), so instead of hanging it, I will place it on the mantel. I did not crochet the star; I looked everywhere to find a silver star and could not (yeah, hard to believe, huh?). So, I looked through my scrapbook papers and found one with a shiny silver star. I cut it, glued it to a pin, and stuck it on top of the tree. How do you like it? The tree decorations are beads I found at JoAnn stores. Perfect…
Stitch Craft Create has a competition going on, too (click here to sign up your project). Show them a picture of your own handmade Christmas decoration, and you could win one of these prizes: 1st Prize: £100 SCC voucher, 2nd Prize: £50 SCC voucher, 3rd Prize: £25 SCC voucher to spend at their site.
Below is the schedule for the blog hop, which has been happening since the beginning of November. I have looked at all the projects and am inspired – find some time and check them out, as well as Stitch Craft Create’s Handmade Christmas page. I will definitely get the Handmade Scandinavian Christmas book after I saw all the fun projects the bloggers made!
Thu 13th – Thimbleanna (knitted hot pad)
Fri 14th – The Creations of Crazy Dazy (knitted bobble hat baubles)
Sat 15th – Ric Rac (pine cone birds)
Sun 16th – Chickpea Sewing Studio (Handmade Scandinavian Christmas review)
Mon 17th – Ellison Lane (Washi tape candles)
Tue 18th – Olivia Jane Handcrafted (red berry & pine cone wreath)
Wed 19th – Boolah Baguette (personalised family wreath)
Thu 20th – Made Peachy
Fri 21st – Pieced Brain
Sat 22nd – Rose Hip
Sun 23rd – Sewing Is for Girls
Then, come back on Monday, the 24th, for another blog hop and a Fat Quarter Shop awesome giveaway!
Enjoy all the eye candy, and have a fun weekend…