Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
I'm making wool felt gift tags. We'll see if I make enough for everyone. I am trying to make them for our family so we can re-use them. The generic ones are for tying to the gifts we're giving, which we're packaging in little brown bags with handles.
Here is one of the deck cozies. I have one more to complete. It's almost done.
My handmade holly wreath. And I have the wounds to prove it!
Sunday, December 08, 2013
I worked more on the pajamas. Nothing much. I haven't cut out Tristan's yet and that is looming over me. But I have assembled the other 3 pair. They only need elastic and hems.
I made Kassi's Christmas Dress. This time I made it from a dress I bought from the thrift shop- a large adult dress in beautiful narrow wale corduroy. I cut it all to pieces, except for the skirt. Then I put it all back together and it is lovely. I need to wash and press it.
Someone asked if I was using a pattern. No- I researched a lot and watched a tutorial on youtube. There are different methods out there. I could have made the hoodie itself from scratch but didn't want to. Instead I bought grey hoodies from Target and altered them. I also bought a matching pair of sweats, and that is how I have matching fabric for the ears and chevrons. The white fabric is anti-pill fleece and the black is felted wool sweater from the thrift shop. When I am done with these I will have 4, one for each kid. If I were wise I would have purchased a baby hoodie too and made one ahead of time for baby. But I don't have time right now for non-Christmas crafts.
I feel like I am almost halfway done with the Christmas stuff. I have yet to:
- cut and sew Tristan's pajamas
- hem and elastic the other pajamas
- sew two more Magic deck holders
- make 2 more Totoro hoodies