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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Mini Knitted Christmas -- Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: I was sent this book to review free of charge from Search Press. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review. I am including links to each item for your convenience but do not receive anything if you purchase from them.

Are you getting ready for Christmas? I know we are at my house. Advent starts this weekend and I had grand plans of knitting Hazel a Nativity set to put in her Advent calendar this year. I was so excited to see the patterns in Mini Knitted Christmas by Sue Stratford. 


http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Knitted-Christmas-Sue-Stratford/dp/178221156X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448759456&sr=1-1&keywords=mini+knitted+christmas

This book has patterns for an entire Nativity set including the stable. The instructions are easy to follow and very clear. I however got myself confused and gave up on my Mary and stopped there. (This confusion was my own fault and not the book's.)

 
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I asked my mother for clarification and felt really stupid because what I was confused about was explained well in the book, but it seemed too simple to me, so I figured I was doing something wrong. Oops!! With my mother's help I have made the head of the Holly Fairy in the non-religious section. One of the ones Hazel really, really wants. She is behind the sleigh in the picture below.


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I love the variety of the projects. There are all the religious ones and then the non-religious ones like Santa and his entire sleigh and reindeer, gingerbread people, animals and mistletoe.

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 I'm sorry I do not have any of my own projects to show you, but will share my Holly Fairy when I finish her and then will start another project--now that I have some new basic knitting skills mastered. Below is the Table of Contents for the book. You can really see the variety of projects in this great book!


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So I am off to do some knitting!! I want to get that Holly Fairy into her Advent calendar this year at least!! And maybe I'll work on some of the other ones too!! I love this book and highly recommend it!!


Crafty Weekends Link Party





We had a fun party last week with some amazing crafts shared!! Thank you to for your patience last week while I dealt with my technical difficulties. The features for last week are up, so be sure to check them out. There were some fun ideas!! Sharing Saturday (anything kid oriented) is also going on. Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is still going on this month. It is the place to share anything multicultural.  

 

Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last week's party!! There were some fun crafts shared and this is just a sampling. Be sure to check them all out!!

 1) From Creative Khadija: How to Make Corn Husk Flowers Bouquet for Fall

2) From Crafty Journal: One Sheet Advent Pocket Book

3) From Ilkas Blog: DIY Advent Calendar

4) From Granny Fabulous: Handmade Silvered Glass Ornaments

5) From The Painted Hinge: Christmas Star Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

6) From Crochet for You: Crochet Shell N Chains Fingerless Gloves - Free Pattern

7) From Wesens-Art: Winter Kids

8) From Living La Vida Holoka: DIY Christmas Tea Tree



Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. 




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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!