Monthly Archives December 2014

Little Stash Busting Gifts

Categories: Christmas and Crochet.

~ I’m always trying to come up with little patterns to use up all the yarn stash of odd little balls of yarn left over from bigger projects.   I’m making little things but never seem to make a dent in the yarn stash. For Christmas I made a few things – wine bottle hats, little doll blankets and a lego bag.The cork cozies were easy to create and made up quickly, in fact I made these ones up on Christmas Eve. Using red, green and white yarn and a 6 mm hook it took just 6 rounds of crochet
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The Bling in Winter

Categories: Garden Projects and Whimsy.

Every garden needs a little bling … even in winter.  Some of the garden danglers have been collecting snow from the recent snowfall and look so pretty. I made these danglers a few years ago out of copper wire and marbles.  Over the years the patina on the copper has changed. The recent snowfall has given the marbles little white top hats. These long danglers look great hanging on trees, shrubs or even hanging from the eaves trough.  I bought about 2 meters of copper wiring from the hardware store, stripped off the outer layer and had 7 lengths of
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A Tuckered Out Reindeer

Categories: Christmas and Kid's Crafts.

~ This poor reindeer is all tuckered out after a hectic holiday season.  Find out how to make one of your own.  I’ve also included a few other reindeer crafts that I’ve had posted over the years. The pooped out, tuckered out reindeer is a cute craft.  I received my original one many years ago as a gift and I always get it out at Christmas time.  You need 4 pom poms (2 inch diameter) for the body, 4 pom poms (1 inch diameter) for the feet, 1 pom pom about half inch to an inch for the nose and one
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