Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Buon Natale e Felice 2014 !!!!

This time of the year has finally arrived !!!!!














We are ready, the boys are excited (is Santa coming this year????) and we'll celebrate with other friends in Jakarta….
I need to finish some cooking and that's it!!!!

I wish you all BUON NATALE and a FELICE 2014 !!!! 
If you are not celebrating Christmas, I wish you a nice time to spend together with your families and take some good rest!!!! Enjoy and be merry !!!!!





I need even to THANK YOU all my new blog, Facebook and Pinterest followers : you are really nice and you make me happy, a lot!!!!

I'm taking a short blog break and we'll see each other again in the new year !!!!! Be patient and don't forget about me !!!!! ;oD

LOVE, xxxx Alessandra

Sunday, 22 December 2013

A nice Christmas tree from Brazil !!!!

This time was Claudia's turn to surprise me with her beautiful little Christmas tree decoration…..


If you go to her blog (Linhas imagina'rias) , you can see more pictures of her work and some useful tips!!!!

Thank you Claudia for showing me such beauty!!!!! ;oD

xxxx Alessandra


Saturday, 21 December 2013

"HELLO !" sign : DONE !!!

I've promised you a post at the beginning of the week, but the working and final touches took more time than expected…. sorry !!!


lying the letters made more simple and fast the selection of the proper yarns for borders…


…. and for the ribbons….


…. to wrap around metallic hangers…



Each time one hanger was ready ( the glue had to dry properly), I attached one letter to it using the "join-as-you-go" method…


Few days ago all the letters were ready…


…. and they were patiently waiting for the right moment to be hanged at the entrance wall….



…. so, this morning, I kindly asked my husband to hammer some nails in the wall….


…the light was not yet good to take quality pictures, but I didn't want to wait anymore!!!!



…. just to give you an idea of their dimensions….


…. some pompoms and a "!" were mandatory…..







…. Another look ????






!!!!!!!

This project was really simple :

  •  5mm hook
  • some colourful yarns (acrylic worked well for me), to crochet 5 rounds granny squares (total : 47)
  • join as you go method, used to attach each granny square to another and to join the letters to the hangers
  • a pair of scissors
  • a yarn needle
  • 5 metallic hangers
  • ribbons to wrap around hangers
  • some extra yarns to crochet the borders for each letter (just a round of US single crochets)
  • one pom pom maker
  • glue
  • clear fishing line to fix the "E" and both "L"s and to attach the dot of the exclamation mark!!!!
  • nails and hammer
  • THAT'S ALL !!!!!
Previous posts about the making of the granny letters : hereherehere and here !!!!

xxxx Alessandra

Today link : Link your Stuff! 



Thursday, 19 December 2013

….Even Debi crocheted one...

….of my Christmas tree decorations !!!!!! Do you believe that????

I'm still confused about the popularity of this pattern, but it makes me so so HAPPY!!!!

This is Debi's version ….


I love the use of colourful buttons for the centres and for the star at the top!!!!

It's really fascinating to see how each crafter has personalised her own work!!!!

Debi, a huge thank you from the heart for this and your lovely words !!!!

I think you have to pay a visit to Debi (a prolific crocheter), who is the witty and generous ( "the guardian grandmas" project) hostess of hooks and yarns !!!!! Say hi from me!!! Thank you!!!

xxxx Alessandra

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

An easy and colourful revamp !!!!

Last year, for Christmas, I've decorated some tree stands with simple crochet motifs….
I felt in love with them immediately, so I decided to keep them all year long in my living room : it was impossible to put them away with the other Christmas stuff!!!!

Few weeks ago, I decided to revamp one of them, the biggest one with the circles….

I've changed the strings (I've chained them) and with different yarns, I decided to add some slip stitch chains and single crochet borders….

I think this tree looks better now….

half done….













…. so colourful and much more like my usual style!!!!!!

xxxx Alessandra

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...