Friday, November 16, 2012

Handmade Holidays : Part 1

This year for the holidays I have chosen to keep it simple and heartfelt. I love to crochet and will make some fun items for family and friends. I started with a scarf and a few hats, then moved on to more exciting projects like stuffed animals. I have just picked up the art of crochet again after a very long hiatus and am having so much fun with it! Here are a few pics of some things I've done so far.
Beanie Hat
Mama Bird with 3 babies and nest

Penguin Stuffy

My 5 year old loves the stuffed animals. I ended up giving him both the penguin and the birds because he thought I made them for him :) They are actually pretty easy and fast to make, so I will just make more. I'm also planning on making some wood board decorations and blankets for Christmas as well. I am sending small baskets with homemade preserves and crocheted washrags to the neighbors. I just hope everyone enjoys them as much as I've enjoyed making them. They don't cost me much of anything except my time, and I think that's a pretty good trade. Especially since it's freezing outside and I may as well spend my time on something other than staring at a TV. The patterns for the penguin and birds were found at and the hat pattern was found at walmart for free with the yarn. As the title of this post suggests, I do plan on posting more about my handmade holiday gifts. So keep an eye out for the next installment!

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