Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Crafting

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 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.



Two Mittens said...

Wow!! Look at you go. Beautiful gifts!

Chance said...

You are truly gifted! I am always so impressed with your projects!