Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas everyone

Before I get to the Christmas wishes, I just wanted to show a few things which have been keeping me cbusy over the last few days/weeks. Firstly, I made 2 stockings for lil ones. Both made with felt and embellished with more felt, beads and yarn and furry fabric. The best thing about them, the kids love them. I haven't even filled them up with anything yet!Next up, are some Chrsitmas softies. I know a lot of people have been making the Yuletide gnomes but I couldn't resist them either. So I made a Santa looking one, all red and white and very Christmassy. Here he is underneath our Christmas twigs ( we are going away for Christmas, so we didn't buy a tree). All the presents are for the kids!Sitting beside Mr Gnome/Santa, is my attempt at aChristmas Angel, which I am submitting to this month's Month of Softies. I haven't had much time to focus on this for the last few months but will definitely make more of an effort in the new year. Here is a close up of the Angel. I have to say, given more time, I would change the eyes and learn how to sew on hair. It just looks "dragged thru a hedge". Anyhow....
Finally, I also managed to start and finish the knitting for my MIL's purse (Christmas pressie). The pattern is from Emma King's book, 25 bags to knit. Some really fun patterns in there. The purse was knitted in Rowan kid Classic (really nice yarn) and I will embellish it with some knitted/crochet flowers in the silver yarn (Lily yarn purchased in KL, Malaysia but i think is quite similar to Rowan Lurex Shimmer).

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I have made some really lovely new friends this year and I hope long may it continue. See you all back in the new Year. Have a good one.

5 comments:

ra said...

you probably won't get this till the new year, but Happy Christmas Ling and family.

Mimi said...

Lovely Christmas crafts! I hope you are having a wondeful holiday!

alltangledup said...

happy xmas to you and your family!

Kathy said...

I love your little gnomette. She is lovely. Merry Christmas and I think today is boxing day, yes? Hope Santa brought you some knitterly things.

Woolly Wormhead said...

Your angel is lovely... thanks for the idea! Hope you've had a wonderful christmas holiday