Monday, 22 September 2014

Christmas baubles in full swing?

There were two or possibly three things that people asked for when we were at the Wokingham fair last week. The first was berets (and fingerless gloves) the second was red and white Christmas decorations. So here is what I have been doing to try to fulfill at least one of these requests.


red and white 4ply cotton-simple but effective
A combination of baubles, passion flower, teasel and a flash of the next door house!
All of the baubles are made in two identical halves which are then crocheted or sewed together over a plastic bauble.




Gold fingering in red and sparkly white baby yarn

Slight change of pattern but same yarn as above left
Red chenille, gold thread and dk white yarn


All of these are made using embroidery cotton




















 This is is my favourite. Made from DMC cotton perle which gives it a subtle sheen.
Although all the red ones are from my own pattern, these are made from a pattern by ATERGcrochet.  I should say I have changed the pattern slightly.
There are some really lovely things apart from baubles so worth a look.


I am really struggling to format this ( I can't make the pictures or the words go where I want them to) so I am going to publish it as it is -with apologies for my IT ignorance. What I really need is an IT support network - I used to have a really good one when I was teaching.  (I've tried to sort it out for you.  Hope it looks a bit better - Victoria (daughter and IT support)
Lynn

I just like the bowl.

8 comments:

  1. Hello, I love the baubles! I can see why the red and white are popular but I love the different cloured vintage style ones best, agree on the sheen the cotton you used-very nice indeed.
    Ha ha you don't need to appologise for IT blips, I wouldn't have even thought about it but agree it is so hard, I click, double click, delete, click, treble click, get fed up-occasionally it behaves but not often.
    Your Christmas baubles focus the attention perfectly
    Best wishes
    Helen

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    1. Thanks for your sympathy and understanding. As you can see my IT support network ( that I didn't know I had) has been in and sorted it out for me thank you Vicky.
      Lynn

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  2. What a beautiful bevy of baubleness!! Love all the variations but those vibrant ones with the sheen are really stunning!
    Appreciated the first photo - with the added bonus of next door! I'm always doing things like that - usually there's a car or window in the background!
    Glad you have an IT technician - I usually have to wait for mine to get home from school!
    Ali x

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    1. PS eventually got round to posting about those brooches....!
      http://random-wooliness.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/round-and-round.html

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    2. I am going to look at your brooches now. Glad you like the baubles. Pattern for one type to follow.
      Lynn

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  3. I will ask my It support team (daughter) how to leave a comment on your blog. I love the brooches - how about making more and sewing them into a skinny scarf or applique to the back of fingerless mittens for the autumn or cheer up a tired bag with them. How about stitching them back to back and using them as a key ring fob. You can see that they have inspired me.
    Lynn

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  4. Just love love love these. Your Scandinavian type ones are to die for. Time permitting I might have to make done. I love Christmas home made style and these are elegant and stunning.

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  5. thank you - I am really glad you like them - there is a pattern for some of them in the next blog to this one
    Lynn

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