First of all, I would like to say Happy New Year!
The past few months have been absolutely crazy with all the gifts Ive had to make for family and friends. Only one gift did not get done on time this year, but they forgave me. The downshot is I also forgot to take photos of some of the gifts I made. I do however have photos to share with everyone further in the post below.
I am also trying a new diet. Not really a resolution, but trying something new. I had a LOT of boring sandwiches as a kid (no offence mom), and my hubby doesnt know what is wrong with the good ol sandwich. However I like variety. So Ive decided to try to make Bento. Ambitious? definately! Time consuming? Absolutely. However, it will be well worth it, and a heck of alot healthier than some of the stuff that they sell in the area of my work (ie mostly burger joints). Cant really go wrong with alot of rice and veg with a little bit of protein for lunch. I try to do something a wee bit different every day.
I'm also planning on finishing a pair of socks. I started them last year, but had to put them on hold to make all the holiday gifts that I just didnt have time to finish them. Ive also kicked back into gear with work, looking for work, and doing some of the comissions I had to put on hold....so the year really hasn't started yet and its already busy!
I'm not going to let that slow me down none.
I've also started a Tumblr page for those who want to keep up on what I don't post here, or things that inspire me.
To kick things off in the picture department, I finished the selvedge quilt I started.
I know its not the best photo, but it was the best with the angles I had to work with.
Next up, we have the quilt I made for one of my nephews. I tried to make it all out of flannelette so it would be nice, warm and fuzzy
I next made a wall quilt for a friend of mine who is battling cancer. She loves angels, so I made her one. Its not very big, but it took a fair bit of detail to do the wings and a lot of stitching to do the hair.
I never did get a chance to post this one. I did this one for me. Its about summer, and inspired by campfires, and the Van Halen song Hot summer nights. The stitched sparks glow in the dark. I got the thread from Jenny in one of the care packages she sent us.
We now have a baby bomber hat for my other nephew. I just hope it fits him. I also made a dark green one to match for my brother.
This next gift was for a friend of mine who LOVES pink. She spotted this particular yarn in the shop. It wasn't the easiest to knit with...and I use the term yarn loosely cause it was more like knitting with fishnet pantyhose, but the scarf turned out great and she loved it. For those who knit, it was knit on US7 bamboo needles my friend gave me.
Next up, for every Harry Potter fan, my friend who loves pink has a sister whom I am also friends with. So I made her a Hufflepuff scarf...complete with house badge. This is also the gift that was a bit late.
Next is the scarf I made for my friend Ali, who is also a fellow craftsperson. This scarf was made with mohair yarn.
And finally, the socks Im working on. I did one foot, Im getting really close to finishing foot number 2
I apologise for not posting sooner, but it would have ruined the suprizes for people who recieved gifts. I did make more...some of them are similar to ones Ive already made, like cat or Jayne hats....or I forgot to take photos.
Hopefully 2012 will prove to be another crafty year, and hopefully I will get around to making more tutorials.
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