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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Simple DIY Christmas Decors


As I have posted before, we don't usually decorate much on Christmas. We celebrate the essence of giving and love to everyone, but we don't actually believe that Jesus was born on December 25.  This is what believe... 
" The twenty-fifth of December is supposed to be the day of the birth of Jesus Christ, and its observance has become customary and popular. But yet there is no certainty that we are keeping the veritable day of our Saviour's birth. History gives us no certain assurance of this. The Bible does not give us the precise time. Had the Lord deemed this knowledge essential to our salvation, He would have spoken through His prophets and apostles, that we might know all about the matter. But the silence of the Scriptures upon this point evidences to us that it is hidden from us for the wisest purposes. ""In His wisdom, the Lord concealed the place where He buried Moses. God buried him, and God resurrected him and took him to heaven. This secrecy was to prevent idolatry. He against whom they rebelled while he was in active service, whom they provoked almost beyond human endurance, was almost worshiped as God after his separation from them by death. For the very same purpose He has concealed the precise day of Christ's birth, that the day should not receive the honor that should be given to Christ as the Redeemer of the world—one to be received, to be trusted, to be relied on as He who could save to the uttermost all who come unto Him. The soul's adoration should be given to Jesus as the Son of the infinite God" Ellen White.Adventist Home 477.2, 3

But it cannot be ignored of course. And we cannot just ignore the essence of Christmas. It is such a wonderful time "to turn our minds and offerings, especially our children, to God and His cause and the salvation of souls."  I don't want any debate or argument about this, I just want to share with you what we believe. But most of all we don't believe in Santa.

When it comes to Christmas Decor, we cannot ignore the Christmas Lights! The kids are so fascinated with different colors flashing. They love it very much. 

In this post, I'm gonna share a simple DIY decor that involves yarn of course. It's just a 3 simple steps. 1,2,3 and you're done!


Materials
  • Yarns - in many colors like red, green, white...
  • Pompom maker - I used the smallest
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
Instructions

  1. Get your yarns and let's start making pompoms. Wrap it around your pompom maker just about 40 wraps each side. I did not make the pompoms too fluffy for me it looks prettier when decorated like that. But if I'm adding them to my hats, I would definitely make it as fluffy as I can. Refer to the picture below.


     You can make as many pompoms as you like. it depends on how wide the place you are going to put them. Tie the longs strings like in the picture above. This will make it easy to attach them later to your chains.
  2. Then let's make your string of chains. Chain one and attached a pompom, then Chain 12 and attached another pompom. So basically in every Chain 12, you are going to attach a pompom. Refer to the picture below.  


  3. Weave both ends of your Chains. Then cut all the excess strings of your pompoms to make your decor clean. 
And that's it, you are ready to decorate them where ever you want. It's pretty for them to go with the Christmas lights. You can also put them on your Christmas Trees, on the window or on your doors. The kids really love them with the lights. 


It's easy and fast to make plus it's not expensive. If you are looking for a last minute decoration you want to make on your own and do not spend much, this one would be the right choice.

That's it, I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them

Hope you enjoy making this project and don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page on Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

Thank you and God bless!

xoxo


Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

December 7, 2017

Only by accepting the virtue and grace of Christ can we keep the law. - COL 378

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

ROUND-UP : FREE 12 Christmas Ornaments



It's December already! Christmas is just a few weeks away! Here are some of the most pretty and festive ornaments you can find on the web. On this Round-Up, I only added 12 patterns/crafts, but there are tons of ornaments that includes yarn and crochet around the web. Just go to Pinterest and you'll find so many things to do.

I wanna make all of them and decorate them in my house everywhere. Haha. But I know I can't do all that. So hope you'll enjoy this Round-Up and be inspired to create.



1. Fair Isle Evergreen Christmas Ornament - One Dog Woof








5.  Snowflake - This pattern is by Expression Fiber Arts but the picture used here is by Lorraine of Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart


6.  Caron Bejeweled Snowflake - Yansinspiration


7.  Crochet Big Red Bow - Repeat Crafter Me





9.  Crochet Star Ornament - One Dog Woof



10. Table Top Christmas Trees - Moogly Blog


11. Mr & Mrs. Claus - Yarnhild



12. Easy Crochet Wreath Ornament - Skip to my Lou



Hope you enjoy making anyone of this project and don't forget to Follow me on Instagram and Twitter and also like my Page on Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

Thank you and God bless!

xoxo


Nanay Madel


**All pictures from this post is not mine. Credit all to the wonderful and talented crafters/designers.**






Thought of the Day


December 5, 2017



Those in authority should manifest the spirit of Christ. - ChL 31




Sunday, December 3, 2017

Meredith Hat



Here is another hat pattern from me. I love how this hat turned out and I am happy to say that I only made this hat in just an hour. Well, it depends on how fast you crochet but I don't think that I am that fast a crocheter, so I believe you can make this hat in an hour also. I am using a bigger hook here because I am using a worsted yarn and I don't want this hat to be stiff.


Materials
  • Red Heart Super Saver Light Grey
  • USJ10/6.00 mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


Terms Used
  • CH(s) – Chain(s)
  • DC- Double Crochet
  • FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
  • DC2gdr - Double Crochet two together 
Difficulty - Beginner to Intermediate
Size - Adult


Instructions

R1. Make the magic ring, CH 2 and into the ring crochet 12 DC. Closed the ring tightly and join with a slip stitch in first DC. (12DC)

R2. CH2, 2 FPDC in each stitch around and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (24 FPDC)

R3. CH2, FPDC in the first stitch, FPDC in next, DC in the same stitch as the last FPDC. * FPDC in next stitch, FPDC in next, DC in the same stitch as the last FPDC)* Repeat all the way around and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. You’ll end up with 24 FPDC and 12 DC. (36 stitches).

R4. CH2, FPDC in first stitch, DC in next, FPDC in the same stitch as the DC. * FPDC in next stitch, DC in next. FPDC in the same stitch as the DC* Repeat all the way around and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. You’ll end up with 24 FPDC and 24 DC. (48 stitches)

R5. CH2, FPDC in the first stitch, DC in next. *FPDC in the next stitch, 2 DC in next. FPDC in the next stitch, DC in next*. Repeat all the way around and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. You’ll end up with 24 FPDC and 36 DCs. (60 stitches)

R6.  CH2, FPDC in the first stitch, 2 DC in next. * FPDC in the next stitch, 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches. FPDC in next, 2DC in next.* Repeat all the way around and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. You’ll end up with 24 FPDC and 48 DCs. (72 stitches)

R7. CH2, FPDC in the first stitch, DC in next. * 2 DC in the next stitch, FPDC in next, DC in the next stitch.* Repeat all the way around and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. You’ll end up with 24 FPDC and 72 DCs. (96 stitches)

R8- R13. CH2, FPDC in the first stitch. *1 DC in each of the next 3 stitches, FPDC in next.* Repeat all the way around and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. You’ll end up with 24 FPDC and 72 DCs. (96 stitches)

R14. CH2, FPDC in the first stitch. *1 DC in the next stitch, DC2gdr in next. FPDC in the next stitch* Repeat all the way around and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. You’ll end up with 24 FPDC, 24 DC2gdr and 24 DCs. (72 stitches)

R15. CH2, FPDC in the first stitch. * 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches, FPDC in the next stitch* Repeat all the way around and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. You’ll end up with 24 FPDC and 48 DCs. (72 stitches.

R16. CH2, FPDC in the first stitch. * DC2gdr in next, FPDC in the next stitch* Repeat all the way around and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. You’ll end up with 24 FPDC and 24 DC2gdr. ( 48 stitches)

R17-R20. CH2, FPDC in the first stitch. * DC in the next stitch, FPDC in next* Repeat all the way around and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. You'll end up with 24 FPDC and 24 DCs. ( 48 stitches)


Though it may not be for beginners because of the post stitches. But once you've learned how to make post stitches this hat is so easy to make. It's fast to make also. 


That's it, I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them

Hope you enjoy making this project and don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page on Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

Thank you and God bless!

xoxo


Nanay Madel



Don't forget to share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and more.  
**Please do not copy and post any pattern from this blog and claim it as your own. This pattern is limited to personal use only.  Please do not re-publish all photos from this blog as your own. You may make and sell products from my pattern. Please also link back to my post. Any link back will be much, much appreciated. Thank you very much. **



Thought of the Day


December 3, 2017

Obstinacy is a barrier to all improvement. - ChL 60