23 December 2008

Handmade Christmas

Here is a selection of handmade decorations we have going on at our house this year. The prawn ones of course are mine, but check out my mum's handiwork this year. She knocked out some rather fancy and funny knitted Mr and Mrs Claus and a rather stout angel. The crocheted snowflakes are my mum's handiwork from last year. Must find a recipe to make them a little stiffer. Anyone out there got any suggestions? They still look quite pretty flopped around the tree. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and I'll check back once Christmas has run it's crazy course.



3 comments:

Hoppo Bumpo said...

What fantastic decorations. I love the knitted Mr & Mrs Claus. I had to really peer into the photo to find your prawns. Clearly an elegant and subtle use of crustaceans!

I half remembered reading that you can use cornstarch to stiffen fabric and yarn, so did a quick search on Google. One of the links came back with all these homemade ideas for stiffening crochet. Hope this helps!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Michelle said...

merry christmas...diana...
love the decorations...
looking forward to a productive crafty new year...can't wait...

Snippety Gibbet said...

Merry Christmas, Friend. I thought about you earlier today. Our weatherman was announcing where in the world Santa had been tracked, and he said that it was near you. I guess you have already started enjoying your holiday. We still have a few hours of Christmas Eve left.