13 December 2012

Let it Snow!

I've been catching up today.  It's been a day of bits and bobs and ticking off lists.  A lot has been ticked off, I'm glad to say.  But then again, there's a lot that hasn't.

All these things either haven't been finished or haven't even been started yet.  Those teeny tiny baubles that I adore, I just discovered again today and I'd almost forgotten all about them.  What should they be I wonder? Then there's a bowl of fimo stars that were going to be a garland...

My candy canes and holly, which is almost done and then there's the decoupage Santas and angels haven't been touched.  Oh dear, I'm not sure it'll all be done somehow.  Maybe next year...

Anyway, let's talk of the finished things.  I had the idea for these flakes absolutely ages ago, probably in about May or something and I sat on it until the time was right.

I got some felted balls way back then and I decided they would look as cute as Rudolf's nose, if they were all strung up between snowflakes.

I made quite a few, so I have them hanging up all over.  On the mantle...



In the windows...

And from the walls...





Ooh, if you'll forgive me being very immodest for a moment, they do look every bit as good as I'd hoped.  How exciting!

I love the little felt balls and the colour they bring to the beautifully simple white flakes.  Quite delightful and especially nice with some twinkly lights in the back ground.






The devil is in the details, so for those who want the details:

Thread:
Sorry, unknown.
I brought it from a fabric/yarn/haberdashery/bit of everything shop and they have no ball bands.  But basically it's just white crocheting cotton.

Hook:
2.5 mm (USA: C)

Pattern links:
No point re-inventing the wheel when there are hundred of patterns to choose from.  These are the ones I used.
Snowflake 11
Snowflake Bookmark
Chain Loop Snowflake
Gardener's Snowflake
Snowflake 14
And a modified version of - Crocheted Snowflake

Other:
The felted balls are from Ebay
The hearts are made from Fimo


S x


33 comments:

  1. wow these are so beautiful. I'd love to hang out with you for a day around Christmas. Looks like fun at your house. What a beautiful home you have. Thanks for sharing your patterns. Where did you get the stars,hearts and little balls?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. That's awesome how you did that. You are very talented and blessed. Have a wonderful Merry Christams and a Happy New Year:)

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  2. I just LOVE everything about this post! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. Your fireplace looks stunning adorned with all your wonderful trimmings!!

    Christmas wishes to you Sandra

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  3. Your crocheted snowflakes are all glorious, so dainty and lacy! How do you stiffen them? I can no longer buy liquid starch here and the spray doesn't do such a good job I find.
    I've used yarn for my snowflakes this year because of the starch problem.
    Your house looks beautiful and so prettily decorated. I like your blog page decoration too with the holly and candy canes!

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  4. I am in awe of your patience making those gorgeous lacy snowflakes. I doubt I could manage to make something fiddly like that... Lovely.

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  5. It's all so pretty! Happy Thursday! Christmas wishes to you! xo Holly

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  6. you look so festive already. I love your snowflakes they look so fresh and bright. I might add them to my things to do for next year :) Did you make your merry christmas banner or is it bought? I looks lovely too. I am hoping to get our tree this weekend and maybe then I will get into the christmas spirit.

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  7. Absolutely perfect!!!!!!! You do everything so well!
    Maria x

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  8. your house looks lovely, you have done really well with the decorations! Heather x

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  9. Wow what stunning pictures, your house must be beautifully festive :)

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  10. WOW, lots of gorgeous Christmas cheer happening in your house. Thanks for sharing.
    Anne xx

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  11. Hey Sandra!!!
    I just wanted to drop you a quick line and let you know how fantastic I find your blog! I read every post and spend a great deal of time admiring your craftsmanship and drooling over your great photography!!
    It's right up there on my most admired blog list!!!
    Matt xxx
    P.s
    Loving your beautiful snowflakes, they are all gorgeous!!!

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  12. gorgeous snowflakes .I love every thing about your blog.you're very talented.wish you a merry christmas,xo,zohreh

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  13. LOVE, LOVE your snow flakes. Thank you for the links. I will go and check them out. There is something about them that I just love. I am posting a very simple one tomorrow.

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  14. Fun meets tasteful elegance! I like these, very much!

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  15. your snowflakes are beautiful!!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  16. Wow Wow WOW! Those snowflakes are to die for! They are just gorgeous with all of your other deccies!

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  17. Those snowflakes look so delicate and look just right with the felted balls. Very pretty!

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  18. How pretty and cozy! I also love your tiny crochet circles garland, so sweet! :-) xxxx

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  19. All very stunning and festive. I really love those snowflakes with the felt balls on them.

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  20. I love all of your Christmas decorating. The snowflakes are so pretty and your ho ho ho mats are adorable!!!!! I really wish I had taken the time to make some decorations for our house.

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  21. Oh, Sandra, your home decorations look so cozy and cute!! I really like it!!! Have a lovely time!!! Jolana

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  22. OOF OFFF MÜTHİŞ EL EMEĞİ ÇOK GÜZEL SÜSLEMİŞSİNİZ İYİ YILLAR ELLERİNİZE SAĞLİK

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  23. Your snowflakes are amazing, and I love them strung up with the little felt balls. I have been seeing lots of snowflakes this year and really want to make some. Maybe if I start making them now they will be ready for next Christmas?

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  24. Wow ...everything so nice ,beautiful.Lot of work but it is worht it.Love everything.Good job !

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  25. Beautiful, and your photos are gorgeous too, Wendy x

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  26. These are just so beautiful! I'm fighting urges to make my own as I too have a long list of projects that aren't started yet! I actually take a bit of comfort knowing others haven't made everything they wanted either!
    Can't wait to see what you come up with next x

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  27. Your snowflakes are stunning.
    victoria x

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  28. They are beautiful. Amazing work! Merry Christmas from Mia in Sweden :)

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  29. Wow! Sandra, your snowflakes are beautiful and your photos are just stunning!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

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