More Festive Makes

YOUR-HANDMADE-HOME_NO-8While you were all busy planning your summer holidays, I was working away on these cute little tree decorations. I don’t often venture into the world of amigurumi, but I quite enjoyed making this little couple. They’re very easy and lots of fun to embellish with scraps of ribbon, buttons and beads.

gingerbread menThe trend for mandalas continues, and these little tree decorations would also make great coasters.

mandalas traditional

You can find both of these patterns in issue 8 of Your Handmade Home, which is on sale now, as always there are some lovely ideas for your home and my projects have been styled and photographed beautifully – much better than my efforts!

 

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  1. OOh love your delicious decorations Tracey- the gingerbread couple look fab and really love the stars and hearts effect on the mini mandalas!
    Ali x

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  2. So cute. I haven’t made decorations for ages. The girls bring home something every year and we keep a box of them so when they are all grown up they can take them forward for their own trees.

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