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Butterflies and Bookmarks

I hit the after Christmas sales and scored these beautiful ornaments:

sparkly ornaments

I was only going to buy ten, but they were so cool that I kept picking and sorting and I think I ended up with 13.  They were half price, so only $0.74 each.  I haven’t decided whether they will be packed up with the Christmas ornaments or if I will leave them out and use them around the house.  I’m leaning towards the house.

I’ve been busy crocheting this month, finishing Christmas gifts, baby gifts, and starting next year’s Christmas snowflake ornaments.  Here’s the gift I made my cousin for Christmas:

lace crochet bookmarks

These Pretty Lace Crochet Bookmarks were fun to make.  The most difficult part was threading the ribbon through the crocheted holes.  I plan to make a few for myself and maybe a few extras to have on hand for gifting emergencies!

Granddaughter Snowflakes 2015

I realized that I never posted pictures of the 2015 snowflakes:

Liana's 2015 Snowflake Ornament

Liana’s 2015 Snowflake Ornament

Fiona's 2015 Snowflake Ornament

Fiona’s 2015 Snowflake Ornament

 

2015’s pattern is a Pretty Picot Snowflake Pattern from Petalstopicots.com.

 

See the snowflakes crocheted in previous years:

http://mmm.leapingfromthebox.com/2013/12/31/granddaughter-snowflakes/

http://mmm.leapingfromthebox.com/2014/01/02/granddaughter-snowflakes-2014-edition/

http://mmm.leapingfromthebox.com/2014/03/04/granddaughter-snowflakes-2012-edition/

 

Snowflake Ornaments 2016

Each Christmas I give my granddaughters hand-crocheted snowflakes to hang on their Christmas trees.  These snowflakes have their initials and the year embroidered on them.  I started this tradition in 2013, and at least one year I made double the snowflakes, with the plan being that eventually they will have two snowflakes for every year from birth to 18 years old.

The last couple of years I have gotten smart and crocheted the snowflakes in late December, early January for the coming year, while Christmas is on my brain.  It has saved some last minute scrambling, that’s for sure!

This year I chose the Snoqualmie Snowflake pattern from Snowcatcher.net, where I have found many beautiful snowflake patterns.

Liana’s 2016 Snowflakes

Liana’s 2016 Snowflakes

 

Fiona’s 2016 Snowflakes

Fiona’s 2016 Snowflakes

 

I wonder what the 2017 snowflakes will look like?

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