Advent Calendar – Day Thirteen

It’s Day Thirteen on the Advent Calendar and we’ve just come cantering back from a frosty sunny walk…

Miniature Dachshund on a frosty walk

Montage of Ice covered leaves

Higgins is tucked up in his little bed by the studio heater sleeping off his rushing around and I have some peace and quiet to write this post.

I’ve been decorating a new set of fairy lights.  I have several sets which I bought half price after last Christmas which run on batteries and I’ve been pleased how long the batteries last with the little LED bulbs.

LED Fairy LightsI’ve made little flowery covers before using wool, but this time I’ve gone for the Rainbow brights of the Planet Penny cotton and it’s worked really well…

Crochet Fairy Lights for Advent Calendar Day 13

Crochet Fairy Lights for Advent Calendar Day 13

My little wire tree has come in useful for displaying them now all the robins have flown!

Crochet Fairy Lights for Advent Calendar Day 13

Crochet Fairy lights for  Day 13  Advent Calendar

These would look very pretty twisted round a greenery wreath with the battery pack wired to the back out of sight, draped across the top of a dresser or round a mirror, even across the top the headboard of a bed.

I’ve just started another version, this time all in white…

white crochet flowers.for Advent Calendar Day 13

 The flowers are made using the ‘Magic Circle’ method, you’ll find a tutorial here, and the tails are left long to wrap and knot the flower on to each little bulb.  You’ll find the tutorial for the Crochet Fairy Lights just here.  It’s a great way of using up oddments of yarn and thread as each little flower uses such a short length.  I made the rainbow ones with yellow centres, but as you can see they look just as pretty all one colour.

I hope this has inspired you, it might have even inspired non crocheters to have some lessons!   I’ve toyed with the idea of making some to sell but it’s not going to happen this side of Christmas, and I’ve no idea if battery sizes are the same internationally.  If you are better infornmed than me, I’d love to know!

I’ll be back tomorrow!

 

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8 thoughts on “Advent Calendar – Day Thirteen

  1. Liz

    I am sure as sure that I looked yesterday and it was DAY 9….but today it says DAY 13….AAAAGGHHH!
    It is getting closer and closer. I take my hat off to you for being able to cope with your Christmas making, the event itself AND blogging about it as well……
    Liz

  2. Mrs. Micawber

    Oh gosh, these are cute – and wrapped around the tree they look like a tiny breath of spring. Would make a cute Easter project too, I think.

    Higgins looks very snug and dapper. 🙂

  3. Pickle-Lily

    Another lovely idea – and I will have a go after Christmas at some flowers. I have loved reading all your blog posts, and in awe at your creativeness! Jo x

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