Janne Robberstad

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Christmas ornaments 2018

By spotogspindel | January 1, 2019

First: Happy new year!

This year´s Christmas ornament is a small bird-house. I totally admit to cheating, using pre-made paper-houses, and decorating them with salvaged wool needle-point embroidery. I added details in neon-pink, since the colors of the embroidery were quite muted. Below you can see photos from the process.

The knitted mini-mittens are in a way last year´s ornament, even though I made a bundle of them this year. They are such fun to make. It takes me about an hour, I guess to make one, including the thumb. Super-easy, super-cute and super-fast. Quite decorative, and I could argue that it is a tradition-reminder. Fewer people know how to knit now than when I was a girl. I believe there is a value of being able to make one´s own clothes. But this post isn´t about politics, it´s about enjoyment. So join me in enjoying the last day of the holiday, I am going back to work tomorrow.

Topics: Christmas, sustainable | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Christmas ornaments 2018”

  1. gail Says:
    January 1st, 2019 at 17:11

    Sweet. My grandchildren and I have used the paper houses as a ‘skeleton’ to create fairy houses, But I love the addition of needlepoint in your ornaments! I might need to steal that idea next year. 🙂 Happy new year!