Monday, November 23, 2009

A Splash of Color

Every year for Christmas, I struggle with what to get those friends and family members with which I am not close, but for whom I'd still like to give a token of my appreciation, affection and love.

Two years ago I made these adorable felted soaps for all the women in my life. They were a great hit! They were also inexpensive and easy to make, and let me check about 10 people off my Christmas list in just one weekend!

Last year I wanted to to branch out a little bit--impart a little holiday cheer to men and women of all ages. Teenagers? Grandma? A little browsing on Crafster and Ravelry inspired me, and armed with my leftover sock yarn and some shatterproof plastic ornaments from Target I started crocheting.

These ornaments are easy to make, although little fiddly. The best part is, however, it's a great way for us craftsters to showcase beautiful yarn, and it's a funky, unique, and beautiful inexpensive gift we can give to those we love!

I've also got them listed in my Etsy shop for any non-crocheters who want a little splash of color on their tree this year!


Knits For Needs said...

I LOVE those ornaments!! I can't crochet, but I'd love to find some knit ones somewhere that I could make. I'm sure I can find some on Ravelry. Anyway, love 'em!

Catherine said...

Thanks! They'r a lot of fun! I know there are some great knitting patterns for similar ornaments on Ravelry, so good luck!