My daughters seem to have an innate talent for finding gifts I love.
This Christmas, my youngest gave me a wonderful pattern book!
And to go with it – some delicious cotton yarn (Patons “Grace”).
The book is chock full of amazing snowflake designs. I could hardly wait to get started . . .
Believe it or not, I was actually making these during a snowstorm!
Before long, I had a little pile but, as many of you know, crocheted items often come out a little wonky (wrinkly) at first and need to be blocked into shape.
In addition to shaping them, I wanted the snowflakes to be stiff enough to hang on the Christmas tree next year. As soon as I gathered a few supplies, I was ready to begin work on that part of the process.
After painting them with a thin coat of the Mod Podge, I gently pulled them into shape, and then pinned them in place to dry.
I had planned to paint the second side (after the first side was totally dry) but eventually changed my mind. They seemed firm enough with just one coat.
Looking at them makes me smile – they were so much fun to make.
Here in New England, it’s beginning to look like Spring, so I’m thinking that Mother Nature and I may be finished with snowflakes for a while . . .
But, I’ll be sure to make another little “blizzard” of them in time for next Christmas.
I’d love to hear what’s up with you!
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