It has been a while, I know. The holidays have done me in. I am finally beginning to get back into a routine and it is almost February. The blogs and other sites I have visited during this time away from my own, have been wonderful inspirations. Many, many tutorials and pretty pictures. It made me feel lazy about not sharing all the fun projects that were done here with friends and family. Oh well, we must move forward and prepare for the arrival of spring. Now I am pushing it...it is currently 19 degrees and snow, snow, snow is in the forecast. Maybe preparing for Valentine's Day is more appropriate!
I am happy with the number of handmade gifts I was able to make this year. We are steadily moving forward on this theme and they seemed well received. Of course, as everyone knows who has tried to accomplish this...start in July next year! My friend Kathleenand I worked a couple of times a week together and made several items, fingerless gloves, hats, cowls, teddy bears (mine went to a charity event), pillows, baskets, scarves, aprons, dishtowels, heat therapy bags, (with adorable red maryjane shoes appliqued on them)and toys (play food felt pastas, sauce, and crocheted meatballs, cupcakes, cookies, tag monster,etc.) So, now you know what I have been up to!
Here are a few pictures...Kathleen's second bear, for granddaughter, Gwen (he is huge) and Colin's Dragon scarf, Kate's ensemble of apron, cowl, fingerless gloves and hat.
I will be adding some tutorials soon...need to take some more photos. The Maryjane shoes applique and a few other fun projects are on the list.
Now...about that Valentine's Day.....