Christmas Bunting – Christmas pudding, Ice Cream and Gingerbread hearts

What a blast I am having with crochet. I just can’t get enough! And it turns out that the more you do something, the more ideas you have for more of this something!

I’ve played around with crocheting some Bunting,  and I love it! I love the amount of detail it provides, yet repetitive patterns keep it all nice and uniform. What’s not to love!

And now that Christmas is just around the corner, it is on my mind A LOT. And what’s on my mind is usually reflected in my crochet. 🙂 (That explains all the Ice Creams and Doughnuts!)

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This is how I start. I have an idea and I make a lot of unfinished parts. There is the benefit of specialisation, but since I don’t know what end result looks like, it could be a win or a fail. In fact, I have a few started projects that never got completely finished,  because the picture in my head did not match the reality… that’s the issue with crochet… It is very slow…

But the more I practice, the more I am able to see how yarn will behave. I love that!

Here is that finished little pudding!

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And even cuter as a bundle!

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And even cuter on a plate!

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You are so cute, I want to eat you!!!

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Christmas bunting, so cute! I love Bunting,  and garlands, and Christmas and food! Put it together into Christmas pudding Bunting!

I’ve made some other ones a while ago, too.

Pineapple…

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And Gingerbread hearts…

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And Ice cream…

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All of these are for sale at my Etsy shop!

Crochet pony

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Little girls and ponies, eh? Actually, it’s little girls and ponies, unicorns, mermaids, crowns, princesses, pets and so on. Let’s just say my little girl loves anything and everything, so you could not have gone wrong with a pony. Lucky for me I stumbled across an amazing site, with loads of free amigurumi crochets! allaboutami.com has quite a number of excellent exciting free patterns, which I am still to try! When my wee one saw it, she wanted it just like it was in the picture. In fact, as she was going to bed, I proposed that I make the mane a different colour, perhaps her favourite purple. She wanted it just as she saw it. She even told me she saw red yarn in my yarn collection, and that’s the red she wanted. 11903377_10153021562661120_1914908819_n

The little thing turned out great! It can sit as well as stand!

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It’s a very cute size, too. With adorable little eyelashes! Needless to say Lex loved it when she found it waiting for her in the living room!

If you liked this post, perhaps you will find inspiration in these posts, too:

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Crochet Ice Cream Bunting

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Just when I thought crochet was behind me, I get back into it again. I have too much yarn left over to abandon it just now. Also, too many ideas and too many orders (albeit I insist on people having them).

Traditionally, crochet is not associated with summer, as anything knitted is usually cosy and warm. And here I am, middle of summer, submerged into 40 degree heat wave, crocheting away! Yet, I am making tiny little Ice creams, and that’s a little summery.

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These are tiny little Ice Cream cones, very similar to the larger ones I’ve previously made, but now these come in  a bundle of five, strung together into a beautiful summer bunting!

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Here is my hand for comparison (I think I have average size hands…).

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This I love! A coleague has used them for decorating the hall for kids’ end of year show, and I think they looked great! My kids love them, too!

If you liked the Ice Cream that you saw, but would like to see a bigger version, or if you like the idea of bunting, but maybe not Ice Cream, checkout my older posts. You might find something you like:

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Oh, oh, alternatively, you can buy some of my crochet things on Etsy! Just search for OlgaMcdalova shop on Etsy.com, or click here!

DIY – Watermelon Bunting

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Nothing slams inspiration like poor weather (been there!) and nothing boosts inspiration quite like good weather!

What a great way to welcome summer (in Cyprus, summer usually swallows spring, and fall for that matter, lasting from mid-April to id-October).  Watermelons all the way!

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This is one lovely piece!

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Watermelon, anyone?

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These are available on my Etsy shop, as well as “RightHere” Charity shop in Limassol!

If you are like me, discovering your love for crochet, you might enjoy following my progress by checking out my other posts:

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DIY – Crochet Cacti (and a wee announcement… !)

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This past weekend we celebrated the International Women’s day!  8th of March has always been a special occasion – I love that holiday. I love it because I am definitely spoiled, with love and flowers and chocolates, not just from my husband, but also from my dad and brother and even my 10 year old nephew! I also love it because I, too, get to show appreciation for women in my life. I have a few special women, and these women got these unconventional gifts:

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Yes, sure, I’ve made these before, but now they come separately!SAM_8324

What’s more, they come packaged! Not super creative, but looks more intentional!SAM_8331

With a little handwritten note, wishing Happy Women’s Day!SAM_8334

Oh, yes, and the big reveal! Since I had some orders and it would be nice to justify making all the craft, I’ve decided to open a shop on Etsy.com.  Some of my handcraft is featured there. who knows, right! Visit it following the below link:

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Now it’s “Make it and love it”, and hopefully “sell it, too!”

If you missed some of my posts, here is a chance to catch up:

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DIY – Crochet Deer Head Banner

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Being only a beginner crocheter, I am amazed at the possibilities! At the moment, I am really only comfortable with single and double crochet stitches, but that’s all you need for this crochet banner!SAM_8268

In case it’s not very obvious, it’s a deer head with a little banner that reads “LOVELY”. I love how subtle it is, not screaming at you, can easily be ignored, yet makes a statement. A quiet statement.SAM_8273

My mum suggested adding some pom-poms, which turns out is just what it needed! Good call, mum!

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As of yet, the idea was not an original one. I saw this gorgeous banner on Pinterest. The link takes you to Etsy.com. I’d gladly buy the pattern if it was for sale, however it said the item was no longer available. In fact, no more details at all. So I looked the banner, counted the squres, drew the pattern on squared paper, and then made it myself.

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I love it, something so whimsical about it.

This is what it looks like against darker background.

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Last row was done around the wooden rail and then a long chain for hanging.

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Final result:

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Make it and love it!

If you liked this post, here are some more crochet adventure suggestions for you:

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DIY – Crochet Ice Cream

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Oh, my goodness! I cannot believe how appetizing these little crochet Ice creams look! I made them quite a while ago, but my daughter still sleeps with them and my son still licks them!

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This was such a fun project! I guess crochet is lingering a bit! Of all the crochet food I made, this is our favourite! They are easy to make, easy to replicate (unlike the Bear Rug, which does not follow a pattern), and easy to love!

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And yet you can still add enough variety to each one, which still makes me feel like I am still expressing creativity, even mass producing!

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The pattern is too simple to write, but there are plenty very cheap patterns for sale on Etsy, so I won’t write one here (keep them in business!)

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I was flattered to my core when local charity shop asked if they could display some of my items, either as an exhibition or for sale. So all of the Ice Creams in the above photo are available for sale. Hopefully, as my Etsy shop takes off, I will put some there, too!

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Thanks for stopping by! If you enjoyed this post, I can recommend a couple others:

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