Let it Snow!
All these things either haven't been finished or haven't even been started yet. Those teeny tiny baubles that I adore, I just discovered again today and I'd almost forgotten all about them. What should they be I wonder? Then there's a bowl of fimo stars that were going to be a garland...
Anyway, let's talk of the finished things. I had the idea for these flakes absolutely ages ago, probably in about May or something and I sat on it until the time was right.
I got some felted balls way back then and I decided they would look as cute as Rudolf's nose, if they were all strung up between snowflakes.
I made quite a few, so I have them hanging up all over. On the mantle...
In the windows...
And from the walls...
Ooh, if you'll forgive me being very immodest for a moment, they do look every bit as good as I'd hoped. How exciting!
I love the little felt balls and the colour they bring to the beautifully simple white flakes. Quite delightful and especially nice with some twinkly lights in the back ground.
The devil is in the details, so for those who want the details:
I brought it from a fabric/yarn/haberdashery/bit of everything shop and they have no ball bands. But basically it's just white crocheting cotton.
2.5 mm (USA: C)
No point re-inventing the wheel when there are hundred of patterns to choose from. These are the ones I used.
Chain Loop Snowflake
And a modified version of - Crocheted Snowflake
The felted balls are from Ebay
The hearts are made from Fimo