Monday, 17 December 2012

Indigo House Socks

I saw a pair of diamond cabled house socks in a flyer before Christmas and sort of coveted them, so I’ve developed a pattern to replicate them.  I have knit them in Bernat Satin worsted weight acrylic yarn (don’t judge, ye snobs of yarnage!) because it’s crazy soft and that’s the way I wanted to go, plus wool has been making me itchy this winter. 

I'm sharing the pattern after the cut.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Christmas Gingerbread Men Decorations

I made some gingerbread men out of salt dough and have used them in a few different ways.

I used all dollar store items to wrap and decorate the gifts. I used Kraft paper to wrap, and cut the burlap into thin stips and tied jute twine over it. The greenery was from a small wreath that I disassembled, and I glued berries, pine cones, and small bells to add some colour.

 I ended up with leftover pieces of burlap that were too small to use for wrapping, and I used them to make bows so that nothing much was wasted.

This is the wreath that was left over after I had cut off the branches to decorate the gifts. I waste nothing!

I make these twig signs for each season, so here is winter (obviously!).