It's official -- I feel like I'm starting to lose my mind.
I was so proud of myself this year - I had finished all of my Christmas shopping early, before Thanksgiving and was feeling so proud of myself. Nevermind I forgot I was planning on doing a mostly hand-made Christmas and most of those hand-mades haven't even been started!
So of course, I had to start something new -
a little handspun hat for me using the Madtosh Slouch Pattern.
Such a fun knit!
Hanging out with is my favorite bag of all time.
A gorgeous Freda leather bag hand-crafted by my friend Joanna
and purchased from her awesome etsy shop.
Get thee over there to drool at all the amazing designs! :)
I feel like the list keeps going on and on. I'd love to -
Make a stocking for Abby's 1st Christmas - (plans are in mind for colorwork/reindeer design using some more Shelter yarn I purchased. Something like her dad's stocking but rework the gauge for the yarn and make it bigger. Too much thought process involved, argh!)
Knit Advent Calendar - (this one is a biggie. I have 5 stockings done. If I can just do 1 stocking a day I can make it. Nevermind I barely have 1 hour a day to knit. Let alone sew.)
Knit a hat for Hubby - (I knit him a hat every year. Here's one of the previous year's version. Now if I can just sit down and do it! He has a big head!)
Make a bender for Hubby's stocking - (He's been bugging me for years about this bender doll. I have no idea how to amigurumi or even how to spell it but I need to figure it out prior to Dec 24th!)
Make a toy ball for Abby - (I saw these super cute balls on etsy and found the tutorial here. I can't wait to make a minkee material ball for her. She loves watching me toss things in the air.)
Sew zip pouches for Mom and Grandma - (I got a start on these here. Now to finish.)
Figure out handmade goodies to put in advent calendar - (Any ideas??)
Re-do the lining of Hubby's stocking so it's more stretchy - (Right now it won't fit anything!)
Sew all the wrapping paper using my leftover fabric and using the Japanese art of Furoshiki(!) - Wrapping gifts with fabric. You can get the idea of what it is over here. And here's a neat link to the Japanese Ministries image of How-To's)
I'd also like to make potholders. Oh yea and make some more fabric balls.
Make heat pads filled with flax seed for Hubby's Dad
Knit a handspun hat for MIL.
I'm enjoying my new super fabulous fabric weights from this etsy shop.
Ruth is super talented!
And the list goes on and on! I'm crazy, I will never get this all done. And in the meantime, I really need to sew Abby some more diapers and make a few bibs - she's 6 months so we're starting on solids!