Is how many days there are until Christmas!!
I was happily knitting away, enjoying the wonderful and colorful magic tricks of my new yarn when I suddenly dropped a stitch. Not from lack of paying attention or splitting yarn but from the sudden heart stopping realization that there are only 41 days left until Christmas.
Why, why, why is it that every year I start off with the best intentions to get all my shopping and gift making done early and then this happens, PANIC. There are just not enough hours in the day. But I’m going to, once again, try to convince myself that I don’t need sleep or sanity and I can get IT ALL DONE by December 25th.
That said instead of hitting the sewing machine to work on gifts (I couldn’t have picked a simpler project if you remember) I decided, in the true nature of the holiday spirit and the crafter spirit, to start a bunch of new projects instead. But tell me, could you resist? This all stems from the “I can make that myself” form of self-torture!
Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments!!!!!! For years I wanted to make enough to cover our entire tree (we have a 7 foot artificial one) with hand-made felt ornaments and now thanks to Pinterest I can drive myself to madness trying!
I love it! I just love it!!! Look at the little tree…CUTE! The designer of this one suggested using the fancy stitches on your sewing machine (if it has them) to create the garland. My machine has almost too many to choose from but this one looked the closest to “strings of lights”. It’s a very well done pattern, and took me about an hour start to finish!
This one is my favorite so far!!! I had a pattern/tutorial for the tree but this one was just a picture of an item on Etsy (It was sold out and I don’t feel guilty about “copying” someone’s design because I will not sell it or even offer a tutorial on how I did it)!!! Another reason why I love that I know how to sew!!!
Here’s a close up…
Fabric stamps…can’t get enough of them. I hand wrote the words to be embroidered a bit wonky to look more like a child wrote it!!! And those French knot periods and colon…..they kill me!!! I was dancing a gig when I finished this. It’s just too cute!!! But wait for it…
It’s an envelope after all…
These two are the first of several I have already cut out, waiting to be sewn. And they come together really fast. The most time-consuming part is the cutting. But there is a trick to cutting out the felt pieces. Which thanks to Pinterest (AGAIN) I learned how to do! It’s a life saver and worth the effort!!!
So as you can see I am having fun and will continue to tell myself that I am! Stayed tuned for more holiday fun. The season is upon us, whether we are ready or not!!!!
(don’t worry I won’t forget the cowl…it’s so pretty)
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