Friday, 11 December 2015

Robin Redbreast Button Card

I have sat down a few times to make this year's Christmas cards, but something has always interrupted me. So much so that I've ended up behind, so I needed a quick design to get ahead.
I used this 6x6 greeting card insert template for Microsoft Word - and just amended the margins a little so it fit my card stock.
The robin image is from Adobe Stock. I altered the size of the robin so the red breast matched the size of my 9mm buttons.

The wording is from a children's song.
A touch of glitter on the snow courtesy of my Wink Of Stella glitter brush and a red paper insert finished off this year's Christmas card.

Monday, 7 December 2015

'The Little One' Crochet Beanie

Colder days mean the need for a hat. My little one's winter hats no longer fit, so I crocheted him a chunky beanie.
I took inspiration from Oombawka Design's pattern.
I used a 6mm hook and Stylecraft Special Chunky yarn in colours Denim, Camel and Meadow.
I chose to do stripes and for my last six rows, I used SC (UK DC) to give a snug fit.
He's not one of the easiest models to work with! Thankfully, a bag of buttons kept him entertained as I took some photos!