Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Wintertime wreath : Holly



Hello....... With less than three weeks to the Winter Solstice, I really need to get cracking with my Wintertime wreath, so over the weekend I made another couple of Holly leaves. This time using a lighter colour yarn.


I used DK yarn and a 3.5mm hook to make my Holly using Lucy over at 'attic 24' fabulous Jolly Holly pattern her tutorials are wonderful and so easy to follow. For the darker glittery holly leaves I followed the pattern to a 'T'


However for the lighter green ones, I added a row of back stitch in the sparkly dark green yarn, to add a bit of variety.  I'm even wondering now if I should maybe try a variegated one using both yarn together !!


The next decision was all about berries. Red Pom Poms as above or .........


Little red beads I'm still undecided


But for now we'll do a Ta-Dah with the red pom poms


Maybe I'll do a some and some, beads and pom poms when I assemble my wreath.
For now it's onto the next, stars and snowflakes I think.

Linking up with  Chrissie's Bloomin CAL Chritina's Made by hand Nicole's KCCO  
and Yarning Along with Ginny'

This week I'm still reading my way through 'The Lyme Disease Solution'  

Just before I go, as you may know if you regularly read my blog I do a bit of songwriting as a hobby, well the lovely HannaPat has asked in a few comments if I would share some of my songs on here eek. Well a very long time ago when I first started writing this blog I did share a couple of clips of some of my songs. I find it quite scary putting them out there and performing and have not been well enough to perform at my local Folk Club for over a year now, but if you want to have a listen you'll find a couple of my songs 'here'  and ''here'

Happy Crafting
Clare xx

31 comments:

  1. aw pretty, you're going to have a beautiful wreath when you're finished :)

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  2. They really look cute. I love the detailed stitching you did and the pompoms are the perfect touch as berries.

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    1. Thanks Jen I've been playing around with the wreath layout over the last couple of days x

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  3. I love what you are creating, Clare...I am especially fond of holly!
    Gracie xx

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  4. I love seeing these things in the making. I think shiny bead berries are best, but they both look great. Jo x

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    1. Thanks Jo, I think I'm going to do a mix, pom poms on the draker leaves and beads on the lighter xx

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  5. Lovely, lovely holly leaves - you're doing a great job Clare! You have a sweet voice and gift in your music making - I hope you will soon be well enough to perform and share again with others your delightfully gentle relaxed style. Hugs, Joy x

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    1. Aww Joy thanks for going and having a listen, such a lovely thing to say, to tell the truth I much prefer writing them to the singing. xx

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  6. Lovely holly and like you I don't know which kind of berries I'd go for. Might depend on the tone of the rest of the wreath. Loved listening to you sing too - really hope you gain strength to go back to performing. You may feel nervous about performing but it doesn't show - on the contrary you have a naturalness that's really lovely as well as a great voice. Wishing you all grist to your crafty and musical mill! E x

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    1. Hi, I think I'm going to go for a mix of berries, thanks for going and having a listen to the songs, and for you're lovely comment.
      Clare xx

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  7. love the holly. personally i like the pompoms, but the beads look good as well.
    and your songs are lovely.<3

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    1. Thanks for you're lovely comment.
      Clare xx

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  8. Hello lovely and thank you thank you for sharing the links of your songs with me. They are amazing and you are so so talented!!! I love the first song 'you find your way back home' and the lyrics are really moving. Your harmonies work so well together and I just feel like popping over for us to do a little singing, that would be fun! I am really impressed, so keep on writing, you rock! Beautiful holly for your wreath, you creative diva!! Thank you for your lovely comments at mine too, I really love getting to know you a little better. Have a lovely day xoxo

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    1. Hello, thanks for helping me be brave and share the song on here, and for you're fab comment, your such a sweetie, would be good to have a sing song :) Have a great weekend. xx

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  9. i vote for the pompoms!!! can't wait to see the wreath!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my Summerhouse Steph, yay for pompoms xx

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  10. I'm planning to make some holy leaves for my yarn-bombing for peace this year, yours urned out beautifully!

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    1. Thanks yarn bombing sounds cool.
      Clare x

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  11. Very cute Holly leaves and berries.
    hugs,
    Meredith

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  12. I can't decide whether I like the pom pom or the beads best since they both look awesome.

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    1. Aww thanks me neither gonna go for both.
      Clare x

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  13. Oh, goodness, I really love those little holly leaves! do you think you might use BOTH pom-pom's AND beads? I think that'd be really eclectic and cool!

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    1. Thanks Jessica, I'm for going to mix them :)
      x

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  14. Oh, I love the pom poms! The wreath is going to look awesome. :)

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  15. Oh I love your hollies, they are adorable!! The pom poms are definitely better with the leaf as they stand out much better!

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