Wednesday 15 December 2010

Twinkle Twinkle ... Twine

Well, hello there everyone. Such a busy, busy time of year isn't it? I look forward longingly to free time with no plans of food, parties, Christmas plays and shows and general festive functions. Don't get me wrong I am not a social butterfly but with work, church, family, school and Alice it's all happening!

I did sneak in some time to get hooking something festive from the dearly loved simplicity of twine. Ooooh how i do love a good twine at Christmas and managed to find this last weekend in one of the Hastings Hot Houses

I have always loved wrapping my Christmas pressies up in brown paper and using a festive twine to tie up the parcel and embellishing with fresh holly or buttons or badges etc

So here is the gorgeous twine I bought

and hooked this from the lovely Victoria at  Yarn around hook who found the pattern on Ellen's bloom blog

and this from the lovely Lucy at Attic 24 

It was such fun to use twine and it's so lovely and starched ready for shaping. I thought I might get some of Alice's glitter glue out and paint some on these stars for a more sparkly effect and then they will be truly festive embellishments for a couple of my pressies this year xox 

Anyway, I must dash to a friend's for mince pies and mulled wine! I do hope you are all having great festivity wherever you are and are finding little "free" moments to indulge in some crafting / hooking / knitting xox!


  1. I love these twine stars I've also been busy hooking this afternoon making Attic 24 snowflakes to make Christmas cards.

    I'm also off out later for mulled wine and mince pies - what a social whirl!
    Jo x

  2. Hi Penelope , thanks for your comment , your little slip made me smile :0)
    Love your stars , the effect with the twine is great. Have you put these on the attic 24 inspired Flickr site ?
    Have a great christmas, just the stressy bit to get through !
    Jacquie x

  3. Absolutely love that stripey twine, so gorgeous for wrapping presents and your stars are such a lovely finishing touch! Jenny xx

  4. I'm liking that Twine idea, especially with the brown paper. So homespun!

  5. Wow! Sooooo gorgeous stars! I love the twine look, really really beautiful and sparkle! Thanks for sharing, Alice looks very nice! Such a lovely post!
    Hope you enjoy your time, yes, and the busy-ness time as well!
    Take good care,

  6. Beautiful, and I ADORE that twine, what a lucky find!

  7. What a great twine stars! Very very nice.

  8. Love that twine! It was going to be all brown paper and red raffia for me this year and then I found this fabulous retro paper in Glory Days and completely changed my mind. Will be showing it off in my next post!

  9. i have twine envy, i've been after some red & white for ages!

  10. Hej

    I seem to have missed a couple of your posts
    playing catch up now!
    The TWINE is devine and will look fantastic with brown paper...
    You have crocheted beautifully with it...what a great idea and I love the little robin and santa embellishments. You are v. inspiring, thank you
    I will have to file this in my FOR CHRISTMAS NEXT YEAR...
    Happy December Days...