and i fail at craft blogging! I fail at blogging all over the place pretty much… but that’s because it’s very hard to type with yarn/fibre/fabric/needles/hooks in your hand!
I started making christmas presents about a month ago, knowing that i would feel happier getting them out of the way early. for christmas day we’re having a secret santa type set up, so i’m only giving one official present to the ‘other half’ of the family, but I’ve still made a few extras, plus a few for family members to buy off me to give to other family members! how awesome is that
So for my own spirit of christmas I have made:
2 seahorses for my cousins aged 5 and 7
a beautiful alpaca silk scarf for my aunty sue – one of my official secret santa presents
a pair of burgandy mitts to match the hat i made for mothers day, and a hand embroidered apron for my mother
a tea cosy for my grandfather
a pair of adorable little mitts for my cousin aged 16
a beautiful bookmark for one of my best friends and a beautiful striped crocheted scarf in pinks and green for another of my best friends (no photos – they might see!!)
for others to give to people, I have made
A hat for my grandfather to give to my older cousin
A pair of face cloths for the little girls
2 sets of wine charms for my mother to give to people
a set of felted bowls for my grandmother to give my mother – I’m still a bit uncertain about this one, if they don’t work out, my grandmother can give mum the fingerless gloves and i will just give her the apron.
and still to make (!!!)
a hat for my father out of zara wool – beeeautiful stuff
a skein of handspun for one of my best friends (I’ve been practicing like mad!)
a felted bag for one of my besties (possibly from hand spun)
a scarf (same as my aunt’s) from alpaca for my cousin – I’ve been planning this present for ages and I’m going to give it to her dammit – even if it’s a ‘late birthday present’
a hand embroidered apron for my grandmother.
a crocheted cuff for a friend
a market bag
arrrgh still so many to make! lol
Some of these can’t have pictures, because then the people who they’re for might see them!! but i have photographed everything, so all in good time.
and then there’s all the stuff i’m making for me lol!!