Friday, December 17, 2010

Snowflakes - Motifs 8 & 9

Yep, it's me again.  This daily posting thing is getting to be a habit lol.

A week or so ago I saw a pretty little snowflake and just had to try it.  I love the design, it's Miranda's Angels in the Snow, which is sold at a minimal cost to help raise funds for a very worthy cause.  Even though I love the design and it is called 'angels', for me it was a devil of a time to get it done.  It took me a bit of practicing to get the self closing mock ring (SCMR) down, but my biggest problem was that I always worked on this late at night when I was tired.  I would miscount and have to undo and redo, doing that caused me to un out of thread so I had multiple ends (where I had to cut and start again).

I had a picture in my head of some new threads done in this design so I used them but it didn't come out looking like what I'd imagined...not sure why, it just didn't.  All in all, frustration mounted and tired eyes/brain malfunctioned to the point of calling this the 'motif from hell'.  When I was done I didn't want to even look at it I set it aside for about a week before taking pictures.  Now I'm ok with it and still want to make more in this design.  I'm still not to sure about the color combo that I used (which I thought would look good together, but seeing it now I'm not so sure).  So here it is....

Motif # 8:

On a brighter note a friend told me about a snowflake design by Samantha Melnychuk with butterflies in it.  I tried it and it worked up really quickly and came out very nice.  I must have done something right because when I showed this one to my daughter she said "It looks like a snowflake"...she didn't notice the butterflies till I pointed them out to her though.

Motif # 9:

I'm not sure what I'll try for my next motif but I'll figure out something soon.


Claudia said...

really like your snowflakes.. i think i will try the one with the butterflies at the top..

Fox said...

I love the way your 'Angels in the Snow' looks with the variegated colour at the outside. Beautiful!
Fox : )

Mary Robinson - Peachtree Cottage said...

Thank you for the compliments and feedback. Claudia, the butterfly snowflake pattern isn't online anymore, but I think you can still find it in the 'way back' machine (internet archives). Fox, I really like the look of the design and will try it again...just in different colors next time.

Tattingrid said...

The butterfly snowflake is really great! Never seen it before! Very nice

Mary Robinson - Peachtree Cottage said...

Hi Tattingrid,

The pattern for the butterfly snowflake was created by Samantha Melnychuk back in 2001. It used to be on her Geocities website but Geocities websites were all removed from the internect a while back. A friend told me about this and I was able to find it via the Wayback Machine (Internet Archives). The link to the Wayback Machine copy of her page is -

You have to put in the enitre address to get it to pull up, just the Geocities part won't work.

Mary Robinson - Peachtree Cottage said...

Well that didn't work. I guess I can't post the link here. Send me an email to peachtreecottage {at} comcast {dot} net and I will email you the link for it.