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06 December 2016

Feeling Flaky!


How's your Christmas spirit doing?  Are you feeling it yet?

I have to say I'm getting into it rather nicely this time, which feels good as I've felt a little lacking at this time in the last couple of years.  After a bit of a decorating marathon, the tree is now up and the house has been generally and generously sprinkled with Christmassiness.

I just wish I didn't feel in quite such a daze at the moment.  I don't know if I'm tired or coming down with some lurgy or other but I feel like I don't know if I'm coming or going.  Just as well that I've planned myself as relaxed a Christmas as I possibly can.  I do have cards to write and presents to wrap, but I normally find that rather fun.

    

We are the ones hosting this year so there is the small matter of a Christmas meal to plan and organise of course but school holiday starts early for us this year and hubs has decided to take a few days off in the run up too, so I'll have lots of lovely help.  So I think (hope) it's all under control...

I've also noticed the weather has also turned it up a notch in the last few days.  Most definitely colder and much more wintery than autumnal around these parts now.  I've very much enjoyed autumn this year and I'm sad to leave it behind, but suppose it's only right as we come to the end of the year.

Not that we're likely to get any snow for Christmas.  It's rare for us in Blighty to get an appropriately Christmas card style snowfall, but just once wouldn't it be lovely to wake up Christmas morning to a blanket of the white stuff?  I'm sure there must be somewhere in the world where that happens?  Does it happen where you live?


Anyway, as the weather probably won't perform for me, I'm going to manufacture my own.

I made these snowflakes a couple of years ago for one of my favourite magazines and I think it's high time I made some more.

They make beautiful decorations for the tree or around the house.  I've used golden ones on my tree and pure white ones to hang on my mantle and in the windows.  They also make really pretty present toppers...

I thought you might like to have a go yourselves, so I've uploaded the pattern for you to try.
There are four different designs to choose from and I've included a couple of little tips to help you too.

And just to get the Christmas spirit going nicely, it's also completely free!

  



    


: :   GOLDEN FLAKES OF SNOW   : :

by

Sandra Paul


Written pattern
UK Crochet Terms


FREE DOWNLOAD


    


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