I love the look of crochet, but I haven’t gotten around to learning how to do it yet. Luckily, there are ways of getting around this. It’s a temporary fix since I still very much want to take crocheting lessons.
I cut some circles out of a large piece of crochet which I found for next to nothing at a flea market (I think it was a tablecloth of some sort). These lacy circles remind me of snowflakes or even sugar cookies.
The chunky texture is hefty enough to handle some embroidery details and other easy embellishments.
I made this one using felted wool scraps (from recycled sweaters) along with other recycled fabric scraps.
One tiny, metallic button makes a nice contrast against all the other soft and cozy elements.
I used a small scrap of red wool felt to cut out an even smaller heart…
…to make this.
Framing a circle at the center came about by chance. I love how unique design opportunities will sometimes come up unexpectedly, don’t you?
I used the tiny cut out heart…
…to make this easy little ornament.
The layers are so plush and pleasing to my eye.
Here’s one that I made for my sweetheart.
It was fun winding and sewing the string around and around following the crocheted circular design.
I’m working on finishing up a few more holiday projects and will post them within the next week. Until then, happy holiday prep and all things fun!