Only 45 more days until Christmas, and with this being a wholly HOMEMADE Christmas, all 45 of those days are going to count.
I have a good headstart on the gifts; I've been working on them whenever I get a free minute (which granted, is not all the frequent).
I wanted to share with you some of the gifts I will be making/giving this year, many of which have come from free tutorials/patterns around the web. Perhaps you could steal an idea or be directed to a fun project how-to that you haven't seen before.
I figure, with only 44 more crafting days, now is as good a time as any to start sharing.
I am notoriously bad at "scheduled" posts (I am incredibly proud of myself for posting Foto Friday each week) so I won't promise a handmade post any particular day. Just when I am able or inclined.
I *might* even surprise you with a few handmade posts all in one day, just to add some spice to life. ;-)
Here is my first Homemade gift. The cutest baby sweater I have EVER seen. Also: the first baby sweater I have ever crocheted. Also: the only (so far) baby sweater I have ever crocheted.
I made this sweater for my sweetling of a baby niece last year, but never got around to putting buttons on it. Then we moved, got shoved in the to-do/mending box and packed away. The mending box hardly got touched. I was sorting through it a few weeks ago and discovered this fully done sweater without buttons.
It was not-so-perfectly sized, a year later, for my niece but incidentally, it was just right for my own littlest sweetling.
I planned on saving it for her Christmas gift, but it was just so darn cute! And the weather did get to be pretty chilly! SO I just started putting it on her.
(And no-I still haven't gotten to the buttons! eek!)
The pattern is so simply done: worked as one piece. The homespun yarn is so cozy-and beautifully vibrant.
The free pattern can be found at Baby It's Cold Outside, if baby sweaters are on your Christmas List.
I do hope at some point I might be able to make a matching Elfin Hat.
And maybe add some buttons.