Wednesday, December 28, 2011
|Pattern inspired by one created by Uneek Handbags.|
Next, is the purse I made my Mom. First I made the Midnight Sun hat (in Onyx) found on the Lion Brand website. I made it in Onyx, like the trim on the purse. When it was done, I had a lot of the Onyx Fun Fur leftover and decided she needed a purse too.
|This purse is my own design.|
Last, but certainly not least, is the secret project from the previous post.
|Pattern created & sold by the wonderful people at Knot Sew Cute.|
Look at those yummy wooden buttons! I'm very pleased with how this pattern came out and I highly recommend the pattern. In fact, all the patterns from Knot Sew Cute are wonderful and I recommend you look them up on Etsy.
I gave lots of other handmade gifts. Some of these you may have seen on previous posts. Here's a run-down of the rest of the secrets:
|Yellow trim tote for my Sister-in-Law.|
|Felted basketweave purse in currant for my eldest niece.|
|Sporty orange and brown striped purse for my middle niece.|
|Philadelphia Eagles team colors purse for my nephew's girlfriend who loves the Eagles (just like me!)|
|Philadelphia Flyers colors purse for my youngest niece who likes black.|
|Orange Bobble Bag for my Aunt who loves orange even more than me!|
So there it is, the big Christmas reveal. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I've been crafting up a storm. Lots of people are getting hand-crafted goodies for Christmas this year. I don't want to ruin any surprises, but I so want to show this one project. It came out so good and I'm so very proud of it. I'm not showing the whole thing. I'm not saying who it's for. I'm not even going to tell you what it is. Just a peek.
That's it! Well, maybe one more.
After the holidays, I'll post a picture of the project and tell you where you can get it, if you would like to try it yourself. It's so worth it!
So, what crafty secrets are you keeping this Christmas?
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Flower pins! Just for fun, I made a bunch of these last year. I was practicing crochet-in-the-round and this seemed like a fun project. I can make them pretty quickly, so I made tons. Probably 50 or so pins. On a lark, I brought them to the craft fair. They sold like hot cakes! So I did what any smart person would do. I made more!
I have a whole crop of new flower pins listed in my Etsy shop. All kinds of colors -- some found in nature, some found in my imagination only. These pins are great on a purse, jacket or hat. A unique a fun gift, they're inexpensive enough to keep a few on hand for drop-in guests. They make terrific teacher or Secret Santa gifts. I'm not sure I'll have the time to make more this holiday season, so order early before they're gone!
|Lalia Flower pattern designed & sold by mamachee.etsy.com|