Wow! I have been crafting like crazy in the last couple of days.
First, I finally decided that a store-bought tree topper just wouldn't do this year. So, taking a cue from my dear Lydia, I made my own.
Pink on the front, purple on the back, with contrast stitching. All made out of felt, thread, cardboard, stuffing and a little patience. I owe that fab blanket stitch to Lydia.
Next, I have been making Christmas gifts like one of Santa's elves. I don't want to spoil any of the surprises in case any of the (very lucky) recipients are reading this, so I'll just give you a little taste of what I've been working on. I'll post the full projects after I've given them.
I just looooove that plaid.
In other news, I had a bad headache this morning and just as I was feeling better, the mailman knocked (rather loudly) on my front door to deliver a package. I cringed, threw on a hoodie, and opened the door. It was a birthday present from my Dad! He gave me this super-cryptic hint about saving old socks at Thanksgiving and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what he was going to give me. As it turns out, it's a book on making the sweeeeetest little sock creatures. See those toe socks? Those are destined for sock-creature greatness. I'm so excited.
Next up, a picture of Lucy the hamster, after taking a nice little pile of bed fluff to her wheel and curling up to go to sleep. Precious.
Since we're on the subject of tiny cute animals (I've been waiting for an excuse to post this!):
Meet Rupert, the single cutest thing that ever happened.
All together now... "Aaaaawwwww!"