14 November 2014

christmas decoration blog hop

I'm afraid I havent had much time for blogging these last few weeks. I have been busy Christmas knitting, as I am determined not to leave things to the last minute this year. However I was invited by Stitch Craft Create to be part of a Christmas Decoration blog hop. I usually make a few things every year anyway, so was very happy to take part. They have a great selection of e-books and downloads, to have a look click here. The e-book I chose was the Stitch Craft Create Christmas one, which can be downloaded for free, click here. It has eighteen different ideas for things to make, including, papercraft, sewing, knitting and a few tasty treats. At the start of each project there is a wee section telling how long it takes to finish and also the skill level.

One of my favourites in the book is the mini gingerbread house, which perches on the edge of a glass or cup......

I also liked the cute felt hand stitched gingerbread man.....

I decided to make one of the knitted projects. There are three knitted ones in the book, designed by Claire Garland. I knitted up some of the Hanging Bobble Hats. It was nice to have a pattern like this written for dpns. As usual I find it impossible to follow a pattern without making a few changes. For my pattern notes see my Ravelry page, click here.

Good fun to knit and quick too. Her other knitted patterns are Christmas puds and a fairy for the Christmas tree.
If you like Christmas crafting you might be interested in SCC's Handmade Christmas page, click here.

Details of the blog hop can be found here.
Have a look and see what everyone else has made and maybe discover a few more crafty blogs.

Stitch Craft Create are running a great competition at the moment....all you have to do is upload a photo of one of your own handmade Christmas decorations either on their share board or use the hashtag #SCCXmas on Twitter or Instagram. Prize is £100 to spend on their website......very nice!

Till next time, Ali


  1. Your little hats are great Ali, very cute, Claire Garland's patterns are always fun! Brilliant that it's all for free too!
    V x

  2. That mini gingerbread house is so cute. Love your bobble hats, I'm going to click on your links now.

  3. loved reading this blog post, love handmade Christmas decorations and gifts, I would just need Christmas to be pushed back to Easter to do all the things I want to . I'm off now to enter the conmpetition

  4. OOOh what cool...or should I say cosy... hats! Fab idea - always love a pattern tweak too!
    Perching gingerbread house looks fun!
    Keep up the great Christmas creating Ali
    Ali x

  5. Great ideas! Love the knitted hats!


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