The little birds...

If you watch little birds you will see they are busy and happy! Using whatever they can find they create the most gorgeous little nest.
I would be the little bird with some glittery thread in her nest!
We can be like this. Happily working away with the things that are available to us to create a beautiful and happy home.
All the while with a little song in our heart.

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Thursday 5 December 2013

Crochet embellishments.

When I was little I stayed with my Nan quite often. She taught me to crochet these lovely roses. I have made them at times all my life to embellish things like scarves, hats and now parcels. Things we teach children stick! She showed me once and I have been making them ever since. These days I think of Nan every time I make them.

They are amazingly easy and take less than an hour each. I do them watching a movie or if being driven somewhere. For this I have used a yarn with a bit of a sparkle. 

This shows some with a card I just made...

You can make heaps of them and join them together as a scarf which is beautiful.

Over the next few days I'll post a full tutorial on how to make them.

Meantime I've started making them in a dusty pink sparkle to go with some parcels next week.

This shows some on a parcel ready to go. The paper is script which I found on Etsy and I love it! 

For a rustic effect you can actually make these from string. But it's not much yarn and you can really use left overs and be making them for free. I love that they look lovely and are a fraction of the cost of horrible store bought bows. 

Lovely parcels under the tree then given are just another joy of Christmas. Care and love put into packaging makes such a difference to a gift. When you can just look at a gift wondering if you can bear to open it you know it looks beautiful! I post many gifts, I want to imagine the recipient being excited just at the sight of it! 


  1. The parcel looks really special. Love the roses.

  2. Just lovely Annabel, I was at the Big Design Market in Melbourne today and they were selling these in garlands, like bunting, approx 1.7m in length for $65, yours are so much nicer

    1. Jacqui thank you for telling me this... what an idea! mmm now thinking about the possibilities. If you see them again would you take a photo for me as I'd love to see. I better get busy! xxx

  3. Looks luscious! I cannot wait for the tutorial, hun! I love everything about the versatility of these charmers.

  4. These are so beautiful. Love the way they sparkle.

  5. These are beautiful and would make great brooches to wear with clothing. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!


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