Sunday, December 20, 2009

Crafty McCrafterson

These are just a couple of the things I’ve been working on lately. First, a stocking for Summer. I had a really hard time finding a stocking I liked for her, and I really wanted her to have one that was handmade. So then I had to find a shape that I liked, which is really hard, because most stockings have cankles, and that’s just not an attractive shape in a stocking now is it? But I finally did and then just traced it and whipped this bad boy up. I love ric rac, don’t you? Now it’s just ready and waiting for Santa to fill it up!


I realized I didn’t have a Christmas dress for Summer so I decided to make one. Not the greatest idea when you’ve never sewn clothing before, especially with a 4 day deadline. Luckily for me, wee chunky babies don’t need very specific cuts. I loved this pattern from Burda, and it really came together quite quickly. I won’t tell you where I screwed up, or that I tried easing sleeves in and failed so I just made it into a jumper and put binding around the sleeve holes. I think it turned out decent. Just don’t look on the inside. 


I also made these little Christmas birdie hair clips. Wish I could say it was an original idea, but alas, it’s not. I’m a champion copier. Thank you, Etsy.



Miranda said...

Love all the crafts. Very cute.

Anonymous said...

Santa would be happy to fill her stocking

Emmy said...

Look at you!

All so cute, great job!

Lee Anne said...

Cute stuff!

Christmas blessings to you and your family.

wackywilsons said...

Can I have some of those birdies too? so cute!