Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Snowflakes

Hi Everyone,
Just a quick post to show some crochet snowflakes before I send them off to my daughter, although she will probably arrive here to spend Christmas before they are delivered to her home.


She asked me some time ago to make her these snowflakes to hang at the window, on the Xmas tree or wherever and I made them last month, quick and easy to crochet from a pattern I found in a past edition of our needlework magazine called Labores.



I used perlé Nº 12 and was blocking them normally when I realized that they needed stiffening if they were to hang anywhere.  I looked up the quantities of sugar and water.....ok, one cup of sugar and half of water...what sort of cup?  well, a tea cup of course!  no?  apparently not.....special cup sizes, goodness..... anyway apart from the mixture rendering enough for two hundred odd snowflakes and my fingers sticking to scores of pins, to my slipped glasses, and a blob dropping to the floor which was instantly trodden on by DH who innocently squelched it throughout the house, my reward was beautifully stiff snowflakes.



I just love them and attached a few glass drops  with invisible thread.  Must make more next year.
See you on the 19th for the Online Advent Calendar.
Thank you for visiting.

Linking to Simply Neutrals
Sheryl

34 comments:

  1. These are so pretty, and each one different.

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  2. They are so pretty! What beautiful work.

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  3. The snowflakes look so delicate and fragile. Just beautiful.
    Hugs, Martina

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  4. Oh, these snowflakes are just the sweetest! I purchased some similar ones at a craft fair two years ago and I love them! They are one of my favorite things to put on the Christmas tree.

    Your work is exquisite, my friend. Love and hugs!

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  5. You are so clever Sheryl! I can just imagine the mess, tee hee! I thought that sort of thing would only happen to me!
    Well worth the trouble ..... they are beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  6. Wonderful little crochet snowflakes.

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  7. Wow these are Beautiful! I had to laugh though at the mess made in stiffening them. That would happen to me!

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  8. Hi Sheryl ,wow these are so cute and dainty,perfect snowflakes my friend xx

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  9. Sheryl these snowflakes are so lovely. I wish I could crochet so I could make such lovely decorations for my tree. They are just so pretty...so soft and delicate. Love them. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  10. Once again, you're beauty amazes me!
    You are so talented.
    This snowflakes are absolutely gorgeous. You should own an etsy shop.
    I have been enjoying the beautiful runner I received from you last year and I still look at it with amazement over the intricacy and tiny stitches.
    Thank you again for sharing your beauty with me.
    I've enjoyed my visit here tonight~

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  11. Your snowflakes are absolutely beautiful Sheryl! Your daughter will love them! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year! Christine xx

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  12. Your adventures in stiffening these beautiful snowflakes made me laugh, especially the dh spreading the joy throughout the house!! They are beautiful and will be treasured by your daughter. Mary

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  13. They are so very beautiful, so very inspirational ♥♥♥

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  14. So beautiful!! The glass drop is a nice touch to its delicateness:)

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  15. Merry Christmas Sheryl! Your snowflakes are gorgeous! So detailed and delicate! I love them! Have a blessed holiday!

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  16. Such sweet snowflakes, Sheryl! I really do need to learn to crochet if only to make these lovely creations :) Your description of the stiffening process make me laugh--so glad it all worked out in the end!

    Merry Christmas to you if we don't "talk" before then!

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  17. I think as long as you use the same size of cup for everything, it would be ok..

    The snowflakes look charming!

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  18. Aaaa I love crocheting snowflakes! I think I have many snowflake pattern booklets, including the really neat 3D patterns. Your stiffening mixture story is great haha. You will find sticky spots for months! That is quite a strong mix. I have used 1:1 sugar and water and still thought that was too much like syrup! It does do a wonderful job though. It's also fun to mix in a bit of glitter so they have a little bling! A Merry Christmas to you and yours~ :D

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  19. My mum was good at making these. Mine didn't work out well. Yours are so pretty

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  20. Oh my , I love these snow flakes .
    You do have such talent in every part of your stitching .
    Enjoy your day.

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  21. Such gorgeous, delicate snowflakes! x

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  22. Your snowflakes are really lovely.

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  23. These are beautiful! I made some a few years ago and stiffened them with a mixture of pva and water

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  24. Very pretty snowflakes your daughter will love them.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.
    Julie.C xx

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  25. Very pretty snowflakes, your daughters home will look devine with those adorning it.

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  26. Great job on the snowflakes, they do look great.

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  27. These are just wonderful, Sheryl. I remember making some myself many years ago and although it was a lot of fun making them I never got back to this lovely craft.

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  28. Oh wow, they are all so beautiful! I really need to learn how to crochet!

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  29. I love crocheted snowflakes. I bought my first one a handmade one from Prague. Then a couple of friends who crochet made some for me. I never tried to make one. I had seen a pattern in a magazine that had some in all hues of light blue and they were gorgeous.AriadnefromGreece!

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  30. Hello Sheryl, how beautiful are your snowflakes! They make such a beautiful gift. And so funny to read your story about the stiffening proces. I can see what a mess that can make :) Thank you so much for linking up to Simply Neutrals, I'm happy to see you there! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, xx Wen of AppleApricot

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  31. Your snowflakes are so lovely! Nothng like crocheting your own and lovely to give to your daughter! She will love them.
    My first visit here through Simply Neutrals Tuesday. Hope you enjoy the party!
    Have a great week,
    Suzy

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