I always enjoy creating gifts for loved ones, and this Christmas I was not alone. Dandelionslayer was reminiscing about a soap-carving project of his childhood, and suddenly all the boys wanted to try it. Here are the results: a bear, a whale, an ornament, a tree, and a Viking longboat, ready to be sent to unsuspecting cousins. I scooped up the shavings to sculpt some snowmen for the grandparents. It was fun!
I wanted to add some cute washcloths to go with the carvings, but I couldn't find anything suitable at a Popular Retailer. So I bought some plain ones and added cute initials myself.
These pajamas have a similar story. I wanted to make the Caterpillar some pajamas that were cute, but not cutesy. He likes owls, which are popular now. But I could not find any owl-print flannel in manly colors. So I used red, and made my own owl to add. Which suits our
I crocheted these hats using the Charleston Cloche pattern. I'm sorry you can't see the texture. It was a bit tricky at first, but fun once I'd figured it out.
With such lovely silhouette files at my disposal, I had to create something else. I used them to design matching sweatshirts for the boys. When Dandelionslayer brought the older three to the hospital to meet D2 for the first time, he helped them compose a welcoming song. The end of that particular tear-jerker was "Four wonder-brothers we shall be." They may call themselves, or each other, different names, but I still think they're a wonder. The shirts are, mostly, too large, so they may never wear them together again, but this band of brothers will stick together. What a great gift they are!