I spent the whole of last night finishing a crochet flower necklace (pattern for crochet flowers can be found here. Leaf ties use this pattern. Both patterns are written in British crochet terms and, as I learned to crochet using American crochet terms, I used this translation guide to help me). When I tried it on and showed it to the boyfriend, he had this look on his face that said ‘It looks odd and I think you’re probably the only one who’d wear it, but good job though’. Yes, I do worry a lot about making things for people, especially when it’s a piece of jewellery or an accessory of some sort. I don’t want anyone to feel like they have to wear something they don’t especially like to keep me happy. And, I do realise that I sometimes wear quirky fashion.
Thus, I disassembled the finished necklace and re-assembled the crochet flowers to make three bookmarks. These I will give to my boyfriend’s grandmother, who enjoys reading very much.
Looking at the pictures now, I do think the flowers make better bookmarks. They look a bit too big and awkward as a necklace. Good call, Ram (and boyfriend)!
After much thought, I’ve decided that I’m not going to give away an uncomfortable collar necklace as a gift. Instead, I made another one with a different colour and without any buttons, beads and other sew-on extras. At first, I used a champagne coloured yarn to make the collar tie. Then I came across this pattern and thought the tie looked way cuter.
An adorable accessory, rich in colour.
I really love the flower ties!
I’m really glad to have finally finished one gift. And now, to move on to the next one!
I went just a little bit crazy with the gift wrapping this year. I thoroughly enjoyed myself though, despite my aching neck and back. Christmas is so exciting!
Pretty, pretty Christmas gifts!
The ‘heart comet’.
The ‘shooting star’.
The ‘fan explosion’.
The ‘budding rose’.
The ‘rainbow hearts’.
A Christmas gift from my sister arrived today! For those of you who don’t recognise it, it is a necklace that resembles the brooch-like piece on Eternal Sailor Moon’s outfit.
Moon eternal power… make up!
Eternal Sailor Moon is a character from a Japanese animation that my sister and I grew up with. We did not only like it, we were in love with it! Between the two of us, we probably have collected hundreds of Sailor Moon products. I thought I was pretty much over Sailor Moon (for I am ‘old’ and all), until my sister gave me this. A short fan-girl shriek did escape from my mouth this morning when I opened the parcel she sent me. I can’t help it – the necklace makes me feel a bit sentimental and I miss my sister now. She always has good gift ideas and I still have no clue what to give her!
I’ve finished beading my necklace and here’s what it looks like. I’m happy with the look of the finished product, but the thread that I used to sew on the beads made it feel a bit itchy to wear. So, I guess my dilemma remains…
p/s: I got the pattern for this collar on Ravelry, in case you’re wondering 🙂