Hello! How is you week going?
Are you getting super busy yet?
The silly season has definitely arrived at our house, I seem to have lost a few days last week!
I have been so busy getting orders completed and trying to have enough stock for the Emu Plains Market on Saturday, my house looks like a dump, there are bits of yarn all per the place, it has certainly been a bit cray-cray round here!
We also had our big extended family Christmas party on Sunday for my side of our family, it was great to catch up with all my cousins and aunts and uncles, I love being part of a big family, it is always a really good day, and is fascinating to see the next generation coming along and getting so big!!
So Sunday was great day, then Monday was a shocking day for the country.
What an unsettling week so far, with the terrible siege in Sydney leaving the whole country feeling stunned and so sad, it's hard to believe something like the has happened in Australia, but I have just been watching the news and it is heartening to see how everybody is coming together to support one and other, the aftermath seems to be bringing out the best in people, that is something to hold onto I think. Love to all of Sydney. xxx
Anyway, this is not supposed to be a sad space, so back to the hooky stuff.
Here's something to cheer you up, in a very colourful, fluffy, frivolous way!
I have been crocheting like a mad woman, currently I am making some crochet baubles. I have seen some lovely looking baubles around the internet recently, so decided to have a go at my own version, and this is what I have come up with.
I have to say I am rather pleased with how they are turning out. They are so fun to make!
As usual, I have gone over the top with colour, the colours of the Cascade Ultra Pima cotton really look fantastic together, and I have got a few favourite colour combos going that are working well I think.
I am also pretty happy with my little pattern, a bit of trial and error, but they are fitting nicely and I love all the colour changes. Might try and write it down as some stage. I am hoping to have about 20 of these ready to sell at the market, but I really won't mind if I bring them home again, they can certainly brighten up my pompom tree!
So here are a few extra photos, just because I thought they looked cheerful! :)
So, I am right in the middle of decoration making and have found some lovely tutorials and patterns around the traps at this time of year.
Here are a few links for other decorations to hook up if you have a few spare moments.
* Crochet baubles at The Patchwork Heart gorgeous!
* More crochet baubles from Handmade and Home lovely!
* more Christmas Trees from The Royal Sisters (great for buntings or garlands)
Are you making any decorations for your tree?
Have you had a go at crochet baubles yet?
Have a great day!