Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Snowflakes Ornaments for the School Fair

I do have other things to share but my camera battery died so some crapola poorly lit pictures from the phone will have to suffice.  Have been crafting busily away for the school fair, and one of the things I have been making is Christmas ornaments based on this pattern.


They look a bit crap in these pictures, but are actually quite lovely.  I have been experimenting with different yarns and combos - some are plain wool, some are wool with sequins in it, others have either sparkly or shiny coloured thread in with them.  While I would like to say less is more, it does seem like you need the really luridly sparkly stuff to make an impact.  Also, I plan to block these with glue to stiffen, which will dull them slightly, so bling-ier is better (blingier is so totally a word now...)


Here is a close up of one which has been blocked - they certainly get more shape and definition.  Now I just want to make about 1000 more until it's out of my system!


Now I just need to figure out the best way to hang these onto a tree - ribbon, more twined / plaited yarn or some other sparkly cord stuff are the current choices...