Anybody need some quick, fun holiday themed projects to work on? Here are a few ideas that I hope you can use if you have any "down time" in the next couple of weeks. (And if not..I hope you'll at least take a moment to grab the patterns anyway, 'cause you can always use 'em next year...)
It doesn't take long to whip up this quick little Christmas tree applique. You could use the applique to transform just about any type of crochet or craft project into a Christmas project. You could even use the applique on store-bought items if you're in a hurry.
Ornaments come in handy for both decorating and gift-giving. They're pretty quick to make, too.
Brand New Pattern: Christmas Crochet Cupcake Potholders
I just finished a new variation of my cupcake pattern. It's a cute potholder with a cupcake design.
The original cupcake design was a square with a light pink background, darker pink frosting, red cherry, and tan "cake". My new colorway: I changed the background to off-white, the frosting to green, and the cake to a slightly darker brown. I kept the red cherry the same.
To transform this design into a potholder, I added a red border around the outside edge, along with a hanging loop in one corner, and a bit of green surface crochet detailing.
I don't do much Christmas baking any more, but if you do, perhaps you'll enjoy having these on hand while making Christmas cookies and cakes (and cupcakes! Don't forget the cupcakes...)
Either way, I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas are enjoying your holiday season so far.
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