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« on: January 23, 2012 03:20:20 AM »

This year, I wanted to crochet snowflakes to send as Xmas cards. But none of my white cotton yarns gave a crisp enough stitch definition... so I ended up using red cotton instead !
I searched in all my stitch dictionaries, and finally chose this motif: pretty and easy to make :-P




I'm not sure I can call those snowflakes anymore... but I still loved them ! I had some troubles with finding the right glue as well, as the super-strong instant glue I first used didn't work very reliably.  For the next ones, I used "neopren" (not sure what the word is in english) glue, which worked well but left yellow-ish marks if not in the right place.
What I did was draw the outline of the crochet motif on the card with a pencil, then apply the glue within those marks.. That worked fine.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012 04:51:21 AM »

This is beautiful, what a great idea.  I love the colour contrast too.

Ps) i think (but i'm not 100%) that neopren might be like Copydex glue?
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012 07:12:06 AM »

well if you don't want to call it a snowflake you can call it a poinsetta!  Wink Very cute!  Do you have anything like Fabri-tac?  I would think that might work well for something like this.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012 08:46:07 AM »

Neat idea - but can I make a suggestion - next time why not just hand sew a few of the tips to the card and that way the recipient can release them from the card and use them as ornaments when they are done with the card.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012 12:07:32 PM »

Neat idea - but can I make a suggestion - next time why not just hand sew a few of the tips to the card and that way the recipient can release them from the card and use them as ornaments when they are done with the card.


Oh yes, that's a great idea !! Thanks I'll certainly try that next year  Tongue Wink
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