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Christmas crafting

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Another entry for the AEDM Challenge.  Today’s update actually encompassess the past three days – I just haven’t taken the time to download the pictures and type away.

 

I spent the weekend getting started on my Christmas gift projects – I got two complete and started on a third.

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I had to put on a DVD of 1960s stop-action classics just to add to the mood.  Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is always a favorite!

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Last week I found a rotary cutter and mat in the clearance section at JoAnn Fabrics – and I just admit I’ve become a HUGE fan!  This makes everything easier!  So I cut up the fabric for scarf #1 and patched it together

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After I had it nearly all together, I remembered that I wanted to embroider something on it.  Luckily I hadn’t done the top stitching, and closed it up completely yet, so I was able to add Merry Christmas on one end of the inside layer:

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So with that, I top stitched and closed up the final end and finished Christmas gift #1 of the weekend:

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I like that’s it’s super long, so the recipient can wrap it around their neck a bunch of times and keep toasty warm…

This morning I started on scarf #2, which turned out just beautiful.  I really, really like it.  So much so that I might try to recreate one for myself!

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I failed to take any pictures in the making process of this one – so you just get the finished product.  But I really like it.

The next project I’m working on is a felt crown for my nephew.  Right now I’m waiting for some glue to dry, but I have many ideas for this one:

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I think I’m done for tonight.  It’s almost 7 o’clock, and I’m anxiously awaiting a call from my lovely gentleman friend.  Last I heard from him, it was 11:30 this morning, he had been hiking in for four hours and was commenting on all the mountain lion tracks in the foot of fresh snow.  Hmmmm…  Hunters.  I swear…

Guess I’ll clean up my mess, make myself another cup of tea and give him until 8 o’clock before I get officially worried…

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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3 Responses

  1. The scarves are great. I especially like the blue one because it is so Christmasy, but the other is very elegant looking. Your nephew, no doubt, will be thrilled with the crown. Hope you hear from your friend soon. Worrying is no fun.

  2. Awesome! Another Christmas-Special junkie! I love it! I love all the old claymation/stop-action specials from when we were kids..l.

  3. I love that you put Rudolph on to work to. It is not Christmas for me unless I see Rudolph and Charlie Brown and it doesn’t matter how old I get! ha-ha. If I miss the network airing – thank God for DVD’s!

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