Christmas Bonus

Although Christmas now seems like a distant memory, I thought that I would share with you some of the best selling quick makes from the Christmas Fairs I did in 2015. All of these makes are based on a basic white sphere of core wool, it is how you adapt the sphere which makes the difference.

The Snowman

A perennial Christmas favourite. Take your sphere and add coal lumps (black merino spots) for the mouth and eyes and a carrot (orange merino cone) for the nose. For a bit of variety, use black beads for the eyes instead of wool spots to add a bit of a glint to his gaze. Add a small top hat for some character, and there you are.

Robin

Take your sphere and add a small hemi-sphere of core to make the head. Make a small tab of brown merino and attach it for the tail. Cover the top of the head and body and then down the body and up to the tail in a broad curve with brown merino. Add some grey colouring to edge the brown and add the red breast, leaving the underside of the robin in white. Add 2 beads for the eyes and you are done.

Penguin

Using black merino, cover the back half of your sphere, bringing the black over the top of the sphere and coming to a point. Add an orange beak in the form on an inverted triangle, and then 2 beads for the eyes.

For me, these quick makes worked best as baubles, but if you prefer, given them a flat bottom and let them be stand-alone.

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