Speaking of ornaments, here are some of the handmade ornaments I have made over the past few weeks.
|Yarn covered mini-wreaths|
|A tiny gnome (about 3 inches tall) and...|
|his tiny reindeer friend! Both patterns are from Teeny Tiny Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec|
Another project that I finished up was my monster swap on the Danger Crafts board on Ravelry. I made this sweet mini monster for another participant in the swap and she has made her way to her new home in Nova Scotia.
|Meet mini-Ivy and her friend Chuck, the snowball.|
|My table top paper tree|
Lastly, I made a great wreath for our door using styrofoam balls and some white, grey and gold yarns. I got the idea from this blog. A few balls were also wrapped in jute and I accented the balls with tiny spiky pom poms and sparkly snowflakes. This wreath was so easy to make: essentially I bought a bunch of Vanna's choice yarn on sale at Michael's and wrapped three sizes of styrofoam balls. Then I used a pie plate to arrange the larger balls in a circle of the right size. I probably should have affixed them to a wreath frame, but instead the guy made me one out of some jewelry wire and felt.What a handy guy he is! I glued the large balls together, attached the frame and then added the smaller balls and embellishments with hot glue.
|Wrapping lots and lots of styrofoam balls|
|Making the wreath base|
|Finished with embellishments!|
Well, back to the needles!