Tuesday 24 December 2019

Felt Mouse Christmas Tree Decoration

Last year, I started a new tradition to make a Christmas tree decoration each year.  I wanted this year's to be extra special to mark the arrival of little Emily into our lives this year and celebrate her first Christmas.

Cute felt mouse Christmas decoration

For years I'd had the Molly and Mama pattern for this pinned and this year felt like the right time to make this gorgeous cutie!  Yes, now that I have a baby taking up all of my time, a fiddly complicated project seemed ideal (ha!).

I started late November and cut out the little pieces...

Cute felt mouse Christmas decoration

Eventually had time to embroider and sew the face...

Cute felt mouse Christmas decoration

Finally managed to finish the whole project...

Cute felt mouse Christmas decoration

Cute felt mouse Christmas decoration

I copied the pattern as close as I could, with the supplies I had in my stash.  Pretty close!  I made an addition of the letter beads, as I wanted this to be a little Emily mouse!  I'm really pleased with how nice the letters look.

I embroidered the date on the back, as per my decoration last year...

Cute felt mouse Christmas decoration

Very pleased with this, and glad I managed to keep the new tradition going!  Next year I'll pick something quick and easy!

Have a lovely Christmas!!!

Saturday 21 December 2019

Knitted Christmas Treat Bag

I've completed another Christmas make... this cute little knitted treat bag!

Cute Knitted Christmas Treat Bag

I used the lovely pattern by Sew Sweet Violet - Little Rabbit's Bag.  This was an Eastery pattern, with a bunny tail, but I omitted the tail and gave it a Chistmas twist!

Yarn: Christmas minis from Beehive Yarns - A candy cane effect yarn made the main bag and a funky bright green for the tie and holly.

Pattern for holly: Jolly Holly by Attic24.  

Hook size: 3mm short circulars rather than using magic loop method.

Amendments: I started with less stitches - using 60 - and adjusted the pattern accordingly when it came to reduce.

I love how the yarn looks on the base of the bag...

Cute Knitted Christmas Treat Bag

All ready for some yummy treats...

Cute Knitted Christmas Treat Bag

I hope you like it!

Check out my completed knitted projects here.

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