Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Wednesday WIP

Do you have many WIPs? WIP = Work In Progress. I have a few I am working on. I put most aside to create some Christmas items. This is one that I came up with by myself.

I remember the Christmas wreath pins I had when I was younger. They were crocheted and embellished. Every December it would be pinned to my "good coat" that I wore to church on Sundays. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I came up with a pattern that gives you the same idea.

The first thing I did was buy some of my new favorite yarn. It is called Loops & Threads Impeccable worsted. It is only available at Michael's. It has the same feel as Vanna's Choice but you get more in a skein for about the same money.

I started with an H hook but switched to a G hook and it looks better to me. Here are the instructions.

Lucky Ladybug's Christmas Wreath*

  • a small amount of Loops & Threads Impeccable in Kelly Green

  • G hook

  • Embellishments
  1. Ch. 10 and slp st in first ch to form ring

  2. Chain 5 and slp st at the bottom of the first chain 6. There should be a total of 15 loops.

  3. Weave in ends and embellish as desired.

I took a picture with my cell phone so you could see my WIP. They only take about ten minutes start to finish.

There are a number of things you can use these little wreaths for besides making pins. I thought about sewing them together to make a garland. Using them as ornaments or as a tie on to special gifts. The wreaths could even be used to embellish other Christmas crafts. Just use your imagination!!

*This pattern is for your personal use only. Please do not sell items or duplicate the pattern for sale without the permission of Lucky Ladybug Designs!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dusting Off the Cobwebs!!

Dusting off the cobwebs is appropriate for this time of year. I have not blogged in ages! As you can see from my last post, I was involved in show. Then, once it closes, it is time to catch up on everything I couldn't do during the run. I now finally feel rested and caught up and ready to once again start posting.

It is time to get ready for the season of holidays that begins with Halloween...

and ends at New Year's Day...

In the middle of all that is Thanksgiving...

and Hanukkah...

and of course, Christmas!

Three months of celebrations!!! I hope you are ready...there are only 73 shopping days until Christmas!