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Keeping You Up To Date - What's New on Gingerbreadsnowflakes!!
Submitted by Pam on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 18:54
Before getting to what's new - a little about something "old"!!
Crocheted Christmas Balls! I can not bear to put them in storage with the other ornaments, so I have placed them in a beautiful pottery bowl given to us at Christmas. Besides eye candy, they serve as a reminder that what I once thought impossible for me to do (that would be crochet) was in fact NOT impossible!
Now, now - don't be looking too closely! These are my "learning" projects and done with just scraps of yarn leftovers so to add to the imperfections, the yarn sizes were not even the same! But I love the bright colors, the pattern and OMG they are splendid hanging among evergreen tree branches!
You can find the pattern here in the ATERGcrochet shop (and while you are there, don't miss the beautiful Easter patterns)!
Greta fills her own ball ornaments with glass or plastic tree ornaments. But I came across a bag of those colored plastic balls you see by the thousands in kid's play areas - they were hiding in a corner of a local thrift. They are the perfect size and the bonus is that instead of showing through the stitches the red, green or yellow color of the balls disappears among the fibers.
You may have noticed spring has arrived on Gingerbreadsnowflakes! Thanks entirely to my sweet daughter, Diane who takes very good care of her mother!
Gingerbreadsnowflakes is kinda in a "fluid" state right now. For one thing, I am making a few changes here and there in what I will blog about and how I will blog about it!!
One thing for sure, I had so much fun last year creating projects from "Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style", I will be doing more of that style of book review!! Admittedly this review style (borrowed from Diane) takes more time, but it more than pays off in fun!!!
Abby Glassenberg has a new (very eagerly awaited by me) book coming out in May - all about soft toy design; and Diane and Christina a stunning new quilting book coming in September. So in addition to others, I definitely will be sharing project based reviews of these two books.
But as I said - in a fluid state right now - so I am open to suggestions! I welcome any thought or suggestion you might have to offer! If there is something you would like to see more of (or less of) please share.
Near ergonomic destruction of my shoulder and neck muscles earlier this month was most likely due to my sitting for long, long periods if time at the keyboard to create seasonal and subject sets in Flickr.
Pop over to my Flickr sets page, select one that appeals, and a group of project images will appear - each with a link to a tutorial! I thought this might be helpful. Let me know what you think!
It is my hope that this will be another way for my readers to find past tutorials and recipes. Di will set up a direct link soon! In the meantime - again - here it is! Tada!!
And now, I am heading into my annual Valentine cookie baking for all the lovely people and event centers who refer our wedding photography services.
Oh and I should also mention - I have given into the absolute fact that I am not superwoman as I had thought!! So my annual posts of appreciation for my online family will be postponed until June.
Now - must go dust off that rolling pin! Cookie dough is chillin' in the fridge!