Ever since I started making amis I have been wanting to crochet Zero from the Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s one of my favorite movies and Zero is one of my favorite characters. I did a body even though I could have just attached the felt to the head since Zero really doesn’t have a body. I did a crochet body since I wanted to stitch the felt to something. This would also make it easier to display it. I made this one as a Christmas present but plan to do my own Zero real soon.
Merry Christmas! Here is a little reindeer(pattern free from Lion Brand) that I made for decoration. Surprisingly the little girl hasn’t claimed him as hers so for right now he gets to sit around. I may have to leave him out all year round because I think he is just adorable.
Stuck on a gift idea for someone who crochets? Here are a few ideas of gifts that will be appreciated.
Stitch Markers – it doesn’t matter how many you have, it never seems to be enough.
Crochet hooks – a nice hand-carved hook makes a lovely gift that will be treasured.
Crochet hook holder – Great for travel and to keep those hooks organized at home
Gift cards to craft or yarn stores – There’s no better way to pass some time than in a craft/yarn store, especially when you have funds set aside just for that purpose.
Oversize handbags/totes – They make great places to stash yarn or crochet projects. Bags also make it super easy to carry your crochet on a trip.
The Christmas celebrations have begun so I can start sharing some of my latest crochet projects. Here is a cute little horse inspired by one that I saw on Ravelry. I didn’t want to follow the pattern because I get lost when following some patterns and find that I frog way less if I just wing it.
It turned out really cute. In fact I may have to make me one.
since I posted anything here? Sorry for that. A lot of projects I’ve been working on I need to wait until after Christmas.
Last year I had wanted to crochet some Christmas gifts and got about half done of what I had planned. This year I hope my percentage is higher. This weekend I need to finish up those items for my family’s Christmas since it will be the next weekend. My goal this year is to be done before the actual day of the party. Last year I was finishing up before we headed out. Whew. Talk about pressure.
It is hard to start crocheting too early for Christmas since I tend to change my mind or second guess myself about projects. I’m trying to thin down my stash so I try to pick patterns that I can use what I have. Also when it starts getting cooler and feeling like Christmas just puts me in the holiday mood.
I feel like I’m just rambling so let me end with saying that I haven’t given up on this blog and will be posting more projects and patterns after Christmas.