November 21, 2014

Handmade Christmas Decorations Blog Hop

[Another blog hop and giveaway info at end of this post!]
Handmade Christmas Decorations Blog Hop!

I was invited by the folks at Stitch Craft Create to participate in the Handmade Christmas Decorations Blog Hop, and I am so glad I said Yes! They publish such wonderful craft books, and have a page with craft eBook downloads, very convenient for when you want to make a last minute gift and need fresh ideas immediately.

I chose to crochet a Christmas decoration, so they sent me Crochet your Christmas Baubles eBook (oh, the photographs! the ideas!):

There were many tempting projects as you can see from the cover. I chose to make the White Christmas Tree:
This photo is from the book. Doesn't it look delicate? Here is my version:

Instead of the yarn suggested in the pattern, I used one that had strands of shiny white. My tree turned out taller (7" as opposed to 4"), so instead of hanging it, I will place it on the mantel. I did not crochet the star; I looked everywhere to find a silver star and could not (yeah, hard to believe, huh?). So, I looked through my scrapbook papers and found one with a shiny silver star. I cut it, glued it to a pin, and stuck it on top of the tree. How do you like it? The tree decorations are beads I found at JoAnn stores. Perfect...

Stitch Craft Create has a competition going on, too (click here to sign up your project). Show them a picture of your own handmade Christmas decoration, and you could win one of these prizes: 1st Prize: £100 SCC voucher, 2nd Prize: £50 SCC voucher, 3rd Prize: £25 SCC voucher to spend at their site.

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Below is the schedule for the blog hop, which has been happening since the beginning of November. I have looked at all the projects and am inspired - find some time and check them out, as well as Stitch Craft Create's Handmade Christmas page. I will definitely get the Handmade Scandinavian Christmas book after I saw all the fun projects the bloggers made!

Sat 1st – Crafts from the Cwtch (knitted candle holders)
Sun 2nd – Patchwork Posse (ribbon baubles)
Mon 3rd – Moogsmum (paper bird garland)
Tue 4th – Yarn Demon (crochet snowflakes)
Wed 5th – From the Blue Chair (Washi tape cards & baubles)
Thur 6th Straight Grain (fabric Washi treat bags)
Fri 7th A Quilt Is Nice (wooden stars & paper baubles)
Sat 8th Haak & Smaak (crochet gingerbread men)
Mon 10th – Knits and Crosses (Scandinavian bakes)
Tue 11th A Bright Corner (Washi tape tea lights & gift tag)
Wed 12th Imagine Gnats (fabric gift tags)
Thu 13th – Thimbleanna (knitted hot pad)
Fri 14th – The Creations of Crazy Dazy (knitted bobble hat baubles)
Sat 15th – Ric Rac (pine cone birds)
Sun 16th – Chickpea Sewing Studio (Handmade Scandinavian Christmas review)
Mon 17th – Ellison Lane (Washi tape candles)
Tue 18th Olivia Jane Handcrafted (red berry & pine cone wreath)
Wed 19th Boolah Baguette (personalised family wreath)
Thu 20th Made Peachy
Fri 21st – Pieced Brain
Sat 22nd Rose Hip
Sun 23rd Sewing Is for Girls
Mon 24th – Miss Print
Tue 25th Feather’s Flights
Wed 26th Follow the White Bunny
Thu 27th – Dotty Doily
Fri 28th – Guthrie & Ghani
Sat 29th – Cut to Pieces
Sun 30th – Molly Flanders Makerie

Then, come back on Monday, the 24th, for another blog hop and a Fat Quarter Shop awesome giveaway!

Enjoy all the eye candy, and have a fun weekend...


  1. It has been great fun to be part of the blog hop and see what everyone else is making. Love your white Christmas tree, makes me want to get out the crochet hook!

  2. visiting from crazy mum quilts. That is just gorgeous

  3. What a pretty idea! Your tree bead decorations are the perfect finishing touch. Your mantle will look so lovely with this sweet tree gracing it.

  4. What a pretty white tree. Crocheting is one craft I have not learned. Love your blog name too!

  5. Maravilha!!! Imaginando sua lareira!!!! Beijogrannnnnnnde!!!!!


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