My Christmas wreathes that I have made in previous years are up and my lovely Christmas carousel is out.
I love these, there is a lovely stall at the Hobby craft Show at the NEC in Birmingham that sells these every year. I would really love another.
I have been fascinated this year by the making of crochet baubles and have loved looking at these on people's blogs and Instagram feeds. Well, I couldn't resist and had to have a go. I found a fab tutorial on Kaleidoscopecity and had a try. My first attempts were not hugely successful and I quickly realised I should have read the tutorial properly and used cottons not a standard DK! Note to self:- fully read instructions!
Anyway I had another go but still found that my bauble wasn't quite right and looked a bit like a barrel!
After a quick chat with Kaleidoscopecity and following her advice I managed to tighten my tension and cracked it!
I tried a few colour combinations - silver and blues and red, green and gold. See the results below:-
I then had a try using a Granny Circle approach which created a slightly different bauble in the silver and blues.
I have some of these on my Etsy shop. Well, back to wrapping some presents....
Bye for now