Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Holiday Wreath

I'm home for Christmas and working on my own crafty, but my mom wanted help with her own craft so I lent a hand.

It's pretty rad, made of ornaments and hymnal pages.  I got five sets of hymnals from a thrift store (for a total of a dollar!) and then she pilfered the Christmas songs out of them.  She did all the hard work making the little "cones", I just manned the hot glue gun.

So many songs!  Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ashlynn Needlefelt

I've had this craft finished for a while, but I kept forgetting to take pictures.

Needle felting is something I picked up a couple of summers ago because of... reasons.  I don't know, it sounded fun so I tried it out.  I actually started Ashlynn back in December of last year when I was teaching a friend how to needle felt, but I put the project down over break... and didn't pick it up until last October.  

She's made of wool that has been felted into shapes, with little bits of felt pieced on for accessories (i.e. the skirt, and suspenders)  I also had a little pair of glass eyes on wire, which I used for her... eyes.  he's got wires in her limbs to make her pose-able.  However she can't stand on her own.

I didn't manage to get a good shot of the star on her head, but that little white patch in her hair is a star clip.  Or something.  Hah, she wore white suspenders before I started doing it.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bartholomew the Lion Amigurumi

 It has been quite a while since I've done any crochet/knitting.  I managed to hurt myself due to the INTENSE work I did this summer.  (The dangers of computers and crochet!) However, I had a half finished project that I finally got back to.

Bartholomew Cubinson!  I started him back in the summer but I had to stop crocheting for a while so it's only now that I got to finish him.  He's made from this pattern.

I love his toes.  His hair took the longest time to do and at some point I just gave up and sewed it to his head. To be honest I didn't quite understand the instructions.  It pretty cool though and fun to play with.  I like to tote him around by grabbing his head.

The pattern didn't come with a tail, so I just made one up.  On the spot.  It's just a pom pom and a chain, but it's cute so it works.  I guess.