Sunday, January 17, 2010

Whip It

Early in December, I knew that I was behind in my Christmas crafting. I had made a list of presents to make and that list wasn't getting shorter at a quick enough rate. I decided that it was okay, and I would just carry on at the pace I was going. Intentions are good and some of my families gift boxes would just be late. Then Shilo got sick and I fell further behind. I'm still trying to catch up and sometimes other things grab my attention and I wander off of the Christmas crafting path. Never fear, family, those gifts are still on there way and who wouldn't like a little Christmas magic in say, July? Today I'm going to show you some of what's been coming out of my craft room, but not all, because some of the finished projects haven't yet made it to their recipients. (And I suppose that they won't get there any to quickly until I actually mail out those boxes...)
This little quilt wall-hanging was a block of the month by Gail Pan Designs and I love it! I love the sweetness of the little blocks - called A Christmas Wish - and I love how it came together. It will be perfect to display NEXT Christmas. See, I'm not really behind, but waaaaaaay ahead!

I apologize for the quality of this picture. It's a bit hard to look at - kinda makes you sick. Here in the Pacific NorthWET, it's next to impossible to get a decent shot this time of year and on top of that, I'm fairly certain that I had my camera on the wrong setting for this. Ickkk! Anyway, I made this Day of the Dead Poochie Bag for Shilo for Christmas. It turned out waaaaay cuter than this shot shows and she just loves it. Says it's her favorite. The fabulous pattern came from the ultra-talented Monica of The Happy Zombie. Thanks, M, I've whipped up a few of these now and they're all super cute! (Run over to Monica's site and grab the pattern for yourself. Her site is awesome. You're going to drool all over yourself!)

Bopping around in the back of my mind for quite some time has been some little bags to hold and organize my crochet hooks and knitting needles. Mine all seem to have minds of their own and become a tangled jumbled mess inside the cute little bucket where I try to keep them. They jump out, they hide underneath my sewing desk, they run away. Naughty little buggers indeed, so I thought if I gave them some cute felt homes that just maybe they'd be a little happier and hang out where they're supposed to. I finally whipped up a couple yesterday. This one holds three crochet hooks, all in their own little compartments. I haven't made any for my knitting needles yet, but they're coming. I'm thinking about adding loops to the back so that you could put up some type of a hook and hang them all on it. What do you think? These little crochet hook clutches will be coming to etsy soon, but not yet.

I hope you're whipping it and getting caught up on projects this winter. Now I'm off to my craft room to whip it good, some more.


Adrienne said...

You have been busy! That quilt looks like it took a lot of work - it's beautiful! That bag is cute too and the hook holder is so sweet! I think Christmas should be celebrated all year round ;-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

All of those are adorable!
And yes, I would put a loop on the top of the felt bag for hanging.
I'm going over to check out that site. Thanks!

Stacey's Treasures said...

I was thinking you could save them for next year if your tired of working on Christmas and then you will be ahead of the game.
I think the hook on the little bag is a great idea!
My knitting whent all wrong. Every time I make a row I add a new stitch & don't know why.

Shelby said...

absolutely precious!! you are a busy gal. cheers :)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Better late than never -- that's what I say! And these gifts are worth the wait. I love the border around the words on the quilt. It looks very delicate. Your just making the Christmas spirit last a bit longer.

mtnchild said...

Love all your 'ahead' gifts!! What is the word in the top center square on the quilt?

If I was to make holders for my crochet hooks and knitting needles, I would need super duper size holders!!! I have hooks from teeny tiny fine to big huge size Q!!