This year I made many of my Christmas gifts. Here are some great patterns in case you want to try them. I didn't have time to take nice pictures so I apologize for the poor quality of my photos but I included the photos from the patterns which are a lot better.
FELT PILLOW - I love this and I am going to have to make one for myself!
Here is my pillow. The only tip I have is that I crammed my rosettes way too close together so I needed more than double what the instructions said so be sure to space our your rosettes!
BELLA'S MITTENS - I made a couple pairs of these and I still have requests for more, they are a big hit!
Here is a terrible picture of one of the pairs I made, I swear they are way cuter in person and on a model.
STUFFED PICTURE ORNAMENTS - I got the idea from a blog I follow and I was happy with how they turned out. The one tip I have is that I tried to use a straight stitch on the vinyl and that didn't work so well so I would recommend either a blanket stitch or a zigzag stitch. Also I liked the 8 gauge vinyl the best.
SLOUCHY HATS - I made one of these using a bulky yarn instead of super bulky and I was really happy with how it turned out, I am in the process of knitting a second one with super bulky yarn...pictures to come soon.
Yes the photo is terrible....
POTATO CHIP SCARF - I actually made a few of these but I forgot to take pictures. I used a bulky yarn and really liked the results, I also did a shorter super bulky scarf. I really like this pattern, it can be found on Ravelry.
QUILTED FRAME - This is one of my favorite things that I made this year, I took a metal frame and used paper to quilt the frame. I love the results!
There are a few more handmade presents that need to be photographed and posted but I haven't given them away yet so I don't want to spoil the surprise by posting here.
Lastly, here is an adorable photo of Chase at his Christmas performance.