A while ago I ordered a box of polystyrene balls of the internet. I had intended to make decorative pretty crochet baubles that I could sell at a craft fair.
However like most of the plans it didn't pan out and I didn't get enough time to make things for sale. I've been trying to think what else I could do with the balls and as I was playing around with the idea of adding some festive characters to my fat friends collection of patterns I decided to combine the ideas.
I wanted to work around the polystyrene ball so the they would be perfect bauble shape and lighter than if I'd use toy stuffing.
I don't have my Christmas tree yet this year but a little bit of raffia has done quite a nice job of the background in these pics.
I started with a robin. not something I've tackled before this was defiantly a pattern I wanted to try.
I liked how with this one I was able to work the whole body so for the next I stuck with the idea of festive birds and made a penguin.
The next one I planned to make was a reindeer but I'd used up what I had of the brown cotton yarn on the robin and untill the postman brought me new supplies I would have to have another idea.
I thought of making the balls into heads and my first attempt was a little elf.
Next up I when for a snowman
I could hardly make all these without making Father Christmas.
So thats the final five for this year. Next year I'll use up the rest of the balls and add another five patterns to this set. I know I want a reindeer and a polar bear but I'm not sure what else yet. I think we'll just get this Christmas enjoyed first.
Now I need to get a tree and get these and last years free advents calendar patterns decs, decorating it.