This year I've joined up to do a year long Christmas Ornament KAL / CAL over at the Christmas Group on Ravelry. What fun!!!!
My goal is to make enough knitted and crocheted decorations to fill a table size Christmas Tree, to display in my Craft Room.
I want to portray things I love, as well as the normal Christmas themed stuff, so there should be some odd things hanging from the tree by December :-O
Here's the first one's I've just designed.....
Some tiny little Tea Cups and Saucers for my love of Tea, China, Teapots etc. They are 4cm tall, and rimmed with gold thread. I'll hang a thread from just above the handle to hang them on the tree. I thought about embroidering some roses on the fronts, but my bullion rose skills were never good. I have some tiny flower beads, I might sew one on the front of each cup, we'll see but they're ok plain for now.
I haven't stiffened them at all. I realised they were just the right size to hold a Strawberry Cream (my favourite chocolate) so we went to the The Confectionery Warehouse here in Brisbane the other day. Not the place to go when you're trying to loose weight after Christmas lol, but we had fun like "Kids in a Candy Shop" I found some strawberry creams and they fit perfectly.
I also plan on eating the Strawberry Creams now I've finished taking the photos of them.
You can follow my progress throughout the year on the Page 2013 Christmas Ornaments KAL