Hello......... So time for a little catch up, back in November I decided to join in with Marianne's Christmas Decoration Swap over on her wonderful blog 'Ladybird Diaries at the time I was already in the midst of making a Snowflake Garland for a handmade Secret Santa I was taking part in over on Facebook, So I decided I would also make one for my swap partner Ginny at Crafting not Cleaning.
Seeing as it's the big Secret Santa reveal on the Facebook group this weekend, I can now finally share my snowflake makes with you.
I made my snowflakes using Lucy's Snowflake pattern which you can find 'here' on her fab blog attic24.
I made eight snow flakes for each garland, then blocked them out, by pinning and hovering the steam iron over them.
Then it was time to sew on some cute little buttons, I used reds and icy blues, on one and the more traditional red and green buttons on the other.
The yarn I used from my stash had a little bit of pearly sparkle to it, that really twinkles under electric light. I then crocheted a long chain to hang the snowflakes on. I decided to make the garlands long enough to hang across a chimney breast or window.
and Ta-Dah here it is, my finished garland
Then it was time to parcel them up and pop them in the post with a few little treats, so exciting taking part in these crafty swaps you can see the wonderful makes Ginny made for me 'here'
The only trouble is now I think I might need to make another one to hang here at the Summerhouse for next Christmas.