For my girlfriends, I made these keychain pouches, a design by Anna at Noodlehead. I also used zippers by Zipit, the only zippers I will from now on use. Anna was incredibly friendly and encouraging (as she was the last time I corresponded with her) and Zipit packaged my 10 zippers as lovingly as if I had ordered hundreds of them!
My husband has two adorable grandchildren, a 4 year old boy and 5 year old girl, and since I have never had kids, I am thrilled to make them things. For Christmas I went all out - big or go home, right? I had been itching to make the Belle Dress from Crafterhours for ages. It's just such a cute dress, and I got a lot of help from Adrianna during the process. I changed it a little - using flannel and a peasant top from Sew Liberated, but other than that retained the original design.
I wasn't quite sure what to make for his 4 year old grandson - I'm not any kind of an expert in 4 year old boys, and I only know broadly what boys that age think is awesome. I remembered a rocketship from One-Yard Wonders, made it out of flannel and fleece, enlarging it by 50%.
I was overwhelmed by the arts & crafts gifts I received this year. Thank you, everyone who believes enough in me to spend their hard-earned money on my crafts, and everyone who put so much effort into their handmade gifts.
Gifts to me
|My first dress form. We call her "Betty." And she's awesome.|
|I had one of these when I was a little girl! From ModCloth.|
|Knitting supplies and two awesome books. I can't wait to try out some of those self-made patterns out on Betty.|
|A beautiful hand-made eternity scarf and wristlets|
|A lovely bracelet|
|A pretty fabric selection!|
|I love notions SO MUCH.|