Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Snowflakes For Christmas?

I'm starting to look forward to Christmas. I'm organising tickets for Christmas concerts, I have been helping put together the work do, I've made a trial run of fudge, I'm signed up for a Secret Santa and, of course, I'm considering Christmassy crafts. Last year, amongst other things, I crocheted snowflakes:

This was fun to make. (Actually, I got so attached to this snowflake I just couldn't bring myself to take it down ~ it's still hanging up in the kitchen ...and, while I'm at it, I'll also sheepishly admit to leaving up Christmas fairy lights all year 'round too.)

This season I'm thinking amigurumi. How sweet would some of these look hanging from a tree?


Indigo Blue said...

I have also got dangely fairy stars going up my stairs which have been up all year round. They also help guide my 4 year old away from the stairs on her way to the bathroom.
How did you keep the snow flake shape once it had been crocheted?

inkberryblue said...

Hi indigo blue!
Thanks for dropping by. (I read your blog too, by the way.)

I stiffened the snowflake with fabric stiffener. I dipped the snowflake into the stiffener, squeezed it gently, and then pinned it out onto a piece of polystyrene and let it dry. (I've also read that you can make up a stiffening agent that's half PVA glue and half water.) I've sometimes added a little bit of glitter to the stiffener, which has made the snowflakes slightly sparkly.

I hope this helps.

Dawn said...

oh what a great idea. I love your snowflake :)

Anonymous said...

The snowflake is wonderful. We too have fairy lights in our bedroom year round, they are so romantic!