Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Craftiness

I'd like to share some of the things I enjoyed creating for Christmas this year:

Sweaters for my nieces, from 'Tis the Season to Crochet

A hanten for my mother, from Simplicity 5839

Market totes for my sisters, from this tutorial

A centerpiece for the ward Christmas party

After the party, D2 wore my Santa hat and gave invisible candy canes to everyone in the family.  He was so cute, and one hat doesn't go very far among six people, and I clearly didn't have enough projects in hand, so I crocheted one for him, using Pattern 90144AD from Lion Brand.  Actually, it fits the rest of us better than it fits D2, so it has been pretty useful.

Photo snowball ornaments for my Primary class

After I finished the ornaments, Rollo claimed my attention.  He'd sewn a stocking at school, and was ready for a more challenging project.  He designed a train engine applique, cut the pieces from felt, and stitched them together by hand. 

Then I used the machine to stitch the engine to a shirt he'd pulled out of his drawer.  Another project complete without another trip to the fabric store!

Of course, then we had to make another for D2, with his favorite vehicle in his favorite color.  (And his favorite candy cane dripped all over it.  Hooray for Stain Stick!)

On Christmas Eve, Mrs. Claus needed a little help whipping up a case for the camera Santa was bringing the boys.
Dandelionslayer wondered why I was so tired that night. 
But I enjoyed every project!

1 comment:

  1. And have I mentioned how much I love my market tote? Because I do.