Following on from my previousChristmas gnome I decided I needed to make a few more gnome themed Christmas items. The first idea which came to mind was for a cushion with a gnome detail, its also been a while since I had a chance to do some corner to corner crochet so I thought why not combine both together and do a corner to corner Christmas gnome cushion!. I wanted to add a bit of texture with the beard and nose so added in a different stitch to give that extra texture.
I love how this had turned out and am going to make a few more for Christmas gifts all with different colours for the gnome body and pompom. Hopefully I have enough time to make one for myself in time for Christmas too!.
The pattern to make this is now available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
Finally finished and hastily making their way out the crochet pile are some Christmas Gnomes!
I have been wanting to make a Christmas gnome for the last few years, but with all the other makes I have had on I just haven’t had a chance, this year I decided it was time to get one made so put it at the top of my makes list. It has been a work in progress for the last few weeks as some other Christmas makes were completed but now finally I have got it finished! I’m so glad I have finally got one completed and have plans to get a few more made before Christmas in a couple of different colours.
The pattern to make these Christmas gnomes is the free and exclusive pattern over on Patreon for my Patreon members this month, and is available over on there now.
I’ve really enjoyed making all my Santa themed items over the last few weeks (storage baskets with beardsand without beards), so I decided to do just one more (for now..!) and here it is – a Santa drawstring bag.
This is perfect for gifting things in this Christmas and I already have got a few made so I can pop some gifts into them.
The pattern for this is available over on my Etsyand Ravelryshops.
Now its time to get a move on with my remaining Christmas ideas!
While experimenting with the top ruffle section on my original Santa storage basketsan idea came into mind that I should try doing a bearded version of these baskets. This idea appeared after a particularly disastrous ruffle attempt where I had way to many ruffles within a stitch – some positives do sometimes appear out from a disaster it seems!
I love how the beard detail has come out on these baskets and can’t wait for their recipients to see them at Christmas.
Pattern for these along with the original baskets is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:
I’m in full Christmas makes mode at the moment and am slowly starting to make to some progress. This makes combines Christmas and one of my favourite types of makes – storage baskets, since making myElf storage baskets last year I have been wanting to do a Santa version and I ran out of time last year so finally I have got them finished.
I actually had another idea half way through making these for a slightly different Santa version too – keep your eyes open for this different design over the next few days!.
The pattern to make these is now available over on my Etsyand Ravelry Shops:
The last few months have been filled with Halloween makes and now that Halloween is finished for this year its time to move on to probably my most manic time of the year. I always have more ideas for things I want to make for Christmas than I ever get chance to make, and I don’t think this year will be any different – not helped by the fact i’ve got a massive cross stitch project on the go that I need finished in time for Christmas and I think has at least 3-4months of stitching left in it at the rate i’m currently going……..things could get interesting this year!
However, its not all bad as I have managed to get one of my first Christmas finished – only a small one but at least it is a start!.
I wanted to make a little fabric tree and I always like to use buttons in decorations so decided to combine them both in a fabric strip tree ornament with details added in by the buttons! I like this little small version, but think I will also make some larger ones using longer strips of fabric.
This would be a great way to use up scrap fabrics and spare buttons.
I need to make a few more of these to go with gifts so I had better I get a move on!
To make these little trees you will need:
Buttons – for the trunk and to go in-between each fabric fold.
Fabric – for this smaller tree a strip of 45 cm x 5cm, to make a larger sized tree just increase the length and width of the fabric.
Ribbon – piece of ribbon 10cm long.
Making the trees
1- Take the fabric strip and fold in half lengthways with right sides together so you have a strip 45×2.5cm wide, sew along the bottom and up the side edge to secure, leaving the top edge unsewn. Turn out the right way and slipstitch close the gap.
2- Fold the fabric into the tree shape by folding it backwards and forwards.
3- Take two of the buttons which will form the trunk and sew onto the middle of the bottom layer, then take two button for the next section and sew in the middle, fold the fabric back over the buttons and stitch to secure, then sew the next two buttons. Repeat this process with the remaining buttons and fabric layers. Leaving a 1cm strip of fabric loose at the top.
4- Once at the top of the tree fold the 1cm loose strip of fabric over, then take the ribbon, fold in half and place the raw edges under the folded strip. Sew to secure.