Sunday, December 16, 2012

Just a tiny seed of faith, watered
with love, wisdom, and hard work,
grows into a majestic tree of blessings.
I’m finding it hard to believe that I have just three more working days to go and it’s summer break for me!! Everyone at home is very happy about that and we’re all looking forward to a lovely break. I have been busily making a start on Christmas goodies to give to my work mates, and these cute little Christmas puddings are the start.
Calorie free Christmas puddings
The puddings are small measuring about an inch and a half across the diametre and the same height also. I used 8 ply for the project and I imagine you could use any ply you fancy. I opted to use size 10 knitting needles instead of the recommended size as I am a loose knitter and the toy stuffing is always visible when I stuff whatever I am making. Click here for the pattern.
I've been making some quickie Christmas decorations too. This little Christmas tree to hang on the library Christmas tree, is just 20 stitches cast on to no. 9 needles, using garter stitch I have worked 2 rows and then decreased on every alternate row until I had 2 stitches left, and then I increased at each end of every alternate row until I had 20 stitches again. Stitched on some beaded randomly, stitched the two sides together and made a tail to hang the tree and whacked it in the tree.
Christmas decoration
Found this fun mushroom pattern while I was surfing the net. The kids have spotted them in the library and have tossed them into the salad bits I had knitted before. Click here for the pattern.
Cute little mushies
I'm secretly making a door stop for someone special who dropped a big hint. I played it down and pretended not to hear. I have just made up the pattern, but got the idea from looking up google images and saw lots of fantastic ideas to make door stoppers. Mine is filled with a packet of yellow peas in their packet and stuffing.
For someone special
Well I have lots of Christmas presents to wrap, so better get cracking with it. Not to mention all the housework that somehow hasn't been done. lol. There's not much left of the weekend, but enjoy what time you still have to relax.
Cheers, Anita.
Who’s going on a holiday then?


Leanne said...

All your projects are lovely, I especially love the knitted puddings, very clever.

busybusybeejay said...

I love the knitted puddings.Enjoy your holiday.

Aussie Maria said...

The decorations are so sweet!

Holiday brochures are interesting :-o

Karen said...

Love all the knitted decorations! And the calorie free puddings are perfect!
I hadn't thought of putting the pea packets inside items for weight. Smart move.
Those 3 days will go fast. Have fun with your holiday break. Good luck with your trip planning!

Wendy said...

such cute decorations! I love those puddings.
Are you heading this way soon???

Chookyblue...... said...

I have one of those puddings.........very cute......


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