The birds are knitted, using a pattern called Bluebird of Happiness, and the hearts are crocheted Danish Hearts. The birds are seamless, and fairly fast and easy if you're comfortable with short rows. The hearts took more time, but I love them! I used to make paper ones as a kid - there's a very simple tutorial here (found via tiny happy).
I think the Christmas fumes must have gone to my head, because I've ordered two big balls of red and off-white cotton yarn to make more decorations!
I'm trying to decide between these cute crochet patterns (all free):
- Bauble Decoration by Lucy of Attic24
- Star Decoration (also by Lucy)
- Granny Bunting by Alice Best
- Granny Bunting Triangles (by Lucy again)
- Pretty Lacy Bunting by Janet McMahon
In garden news, our sweet-peas are flowering and smelling amazing, and my baby alpine strawberry plants are getting bigger. And our cherry tomatoes have just started producing ripe ones! I planted a mixed 6-plant punnet of cherry tomatoes, so I'm not sure what varieties we have. The ones with colour on them are all yellow so far.
The first harvest:
The dwarf sunflowers are adding colour too. Yay for yellow. :)
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