Monday, 6 January 2014

Christmas Gifts for Friends and Family

Hello everybody

Popping in again to start off the creative week and to wish you all the best for the week ahead. 

I've already written a post showing the handcrafted Christmas cards I made so this post has been written to show you some of the handcrafted gifts I made for family and close friends for 2013.  Warning:  The post is very picture heavy.  I made a lot of gifts.

Present No. 1
A matching set of fingerless mittens, cowl and headband which I have crocheted with two lots of yarn on a 9mm hook using a pattern I found on Ravelry as a source of inspiration, however the hand part of the fingerless gloves have been knitted on a 4mm set of knitting needles with a crocheted cuff.


Present No. 2
This crocheted scarf has been made using 5 different colours of yarn (Blue Faced Leicester) hand dyed by a company called The Natural Dye Studio and using their pattern called Lula Scarf.  Made from 70 individual flower shapes which have been crocheted using the ‘crochet together as you go’ method.

Present No. 3
This box frame bought from Hobbycraft contains four images from the La Pashe CDs called Wrinklies and The Best Of double CD collection which have been decoupaged.  The words have been cut out using a Cricut machine.  The words are a favourite saying of the recipient.

Present No. 4

A birth sampler made using a kit in shades of pink and green and mounted in a box frame again bought from Hobbycraft.

Present No. 5
A crocheted shawl in shades of green and pink/purple made from a pattern called The Diana Shawl found in a crochet magazine.  This has a beautiful ruffled edge.  Made from sock yarn 4ply from Laughing Yaffle yarn using a 4mm hook

 Present No. 6
This box frame, again bought from Hobbycraft, measures 12 x 12 inches and  features digital images from the Octopode Factory on the Rocky Horror theme.  I have coloured them using Promarkers and Graph It pens and then have decoupaged them.  The red background paper is from the Tim Holtz collection which I have distressed the edges using a distress tool before mounting onto black card.  The red background paper has been stamped using the Visible Image stamped called Ripped Fishnet using black ink from Memento called Tuxedo Black.  The words Damn It Janet have been cut from white card using a Cricut machine and stamped with the Ripped Fishnet stamp too.  The lips have been glazed using Anita’s Clear Gloss and sprinkled with loose glitter from KARS.

Present No. 7

Another crocheted shawl again in 4ply sock yarn using the South Bay Shawlette pattern found on the internet.  Made using a 4mm hook and then blocked using blocking wires.


Hope you have enjoyed looking at them.  Please leave a comment as I love to read them.

Tanya xxx


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