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Handmade holidays...


I've been having a good time making homemade things for my family this year.  I was catching up on blogs (finally!) and came across Nana Company's Tag-A-Long project and knew I just had to use her cute templates to make up some fabric gift tags of my own.  Mine pale in comparison to her beautiful creations (just take a look at her gorgeous embroidery versions for week 4!) but they were fun.  And not so bad for my first time.


My mother's (Mamaw) has a pocket on the back which looks like a miniature quilt, and I apparently failed to get a photo of it.  Darn.  It's really cute!  I'll probably stick a peppermint in there.  :)


I've also been musing over some new clothes for Victoria.  I never really have been a "Christmas dress" kind of person, but I think it would be kind of cute to make her a new dress for her visit to my parent's this Christmas time.  What got me started on this?  Well, see, I've been crocheting all kinds of gifts this year, and as I was perusing my Japanese crochet books, I came across this:


It's for an adult, but tell me that wouldn't look adorable as a tot-sized version?  I think it would make a great dress, or even as a blouse.  So I did a muslin mock-up and it looks like it could be really sweet.  Off I went through my stash and found a charcoal colored wool blend and a cute argyle styled cotton for a facing or a lining.  I love contrasty linings.


And wouldn't that little grey dress be adorable with a tot-sized version of this neck warmer?  (I already made one of these this year for a certain someone, and it's a fun alternative to a scarf or cowl.)


Or I could make a tot-sized bolero?  I'm thinking a pearl-colored chunky alpaca yarn I have two skeins of.  Wonder if that'll be too scratchy for her.  Hmmm...


Fun stuff to think about.  Now I'm off to get crafty with a certain small person.  Nothing like cotton ball snowmen pasted to paper plates with glitter buttons to warm ones heart.  Happy holidays, y'all.

Amy

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness those tags are adorable! What a labor of love! They are beautiful and you did a great job making something so sweet and special.
Once again, I can't wait to see your creations!!

Victoria Sweeney said...

The neck warmers are super adorable!