Winter wreath

A winter wreath

One of my favourite makes from this year was the spring wreath (more on that later). Since making it, I’ve had lots of ideas buzzing around my head about creating wreaths for other occasions. Inspired by the winter wreath, made by Lucy from Attic 24, I’ve come up with my own version, which I’ve made as a gift for my aunt and uncle. 

I started off by making a couple of poinsettias, three cute pinecones, and some holly and berries.

Crochet poinsettias, holly and pinecones

I then made some simple leaves and a couple of fern leaves. The mistletoe and berries pattern came from Lesley Stanfield’s 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet.

Crochet leaves and mistletoe

And finally lots of mini pom poms and some berries.

Pom poms

It took a little while to assemble everything, but I’m pretty pleased with the final product. I hope it brings some winter cheer to my aunt and uncle.

Winter wreath

As for the spring wreath, I decided to make one for my 95-year-old great aunt, who I’ve enjoyed spending some time with this year. I pretty much made the wreath the same as the first one, but with the addition of a couple of butterflies and a very-not-to-scale ladybird!

Spring wreath

Now that they’ve all been delivered, I can also share this year’s Christmas cards.

Applique Christmas cards

I’ve been making cards for a long time but I struggle to come up with new ideas each year. I took some inspiration from Pinterest and decided on these applique Christmas trees, sewn on to a piece of hessian.

Applique Christmas card

I was going to make them on my sewing machine, but the stitching didn’t quite look right, so I ended up hand stitching them. Luckily I didn’t have too many to make! I am completely incapable of sewing a running stitch neatly in a straight line, so I like to think of them as being a bit rustic!

I shall be keeping myself busy over the next couple of weeks with some more makes, which I’ll share in due course. In the meantime, I hope you all have a very happy, and peaceful, Christmas.

Lisa x





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