to celebrate the publication of my new book


Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Never too early to start....

Christmas decorations that is. A few months ago, Brett Bara, the Editor of Crochet Today, asked me to make some simple crocheted, embroidered and felted Christmas ornaments. Here's what I came up with.

These are so very simple. If you are just wanting to learn how to crochet, this might be the project for you.

You'll find the crochet ornaments in the current November/December issue of Crochet Today which is on newstands now. (Photos below courtesy of Crochet Today website)

I really should make up some of these for our tree. They would also make great little tags for the top of a Christmas gift box.


Daniela said...

Great Ideas Kristin!
I love them!!


Harpa J said...

Very cute!

Frances said...

I so love your color sense! The ornaments are delightful.

This is my first visit to your site, having traveled here via PG's great site. I will surely be checking in again.

Best wishes.

Thistledew Farm said...

I love them as name tags - what a great idea - I'm on this one!!!!

Kathleen C. said...

Great timing! I just signed up to do an ornament swap on Ravelry...

I'm wondering... what if you sewed two together and stuffed them for a dimensional look? Or made several smaller ones and sewed them the way we used to make those ornaments out of cards when I was a kid?

Kar said...

You just added to my list of things I want to do for the holidays! :) They look wonderful! I am trying to shortening up my list of things so that I can try a project like yours where you add embroidery to things. I love it! Thanks for all the color ideas!

Julie said...

Very cute!

Jennifer and Steve said...

I love these!

Dianne said...

So cute! And how about using them as coasters? That way you could enjoy them more than just at Christmas.

Lynn said...

Christmas - arrrggghhhh!!

Sigh. But at least the ornaments are wicked cute.

Sonnja said...

The crochet ornaments are lovely!
Kind regards,

Beertje Zonn

Stephanie said...

Thanks for posting this. I ran out and got the magazine and some yarn and have made some cute ornaments to put on the top of gifts. I am new to crochet, so getting started was a little tricky, but they turned out great. Thank You!