Here is my second offering of handmade felt ornaments! Out of this batch, I am most proud of my Elf on the Shelf!
First up however, we have a Hello Kitty for my middle daughter – Leia. I chose this one because her initials are L.O.V.E and she is a Hello Kitty fanatic 🙂 I got the image here: Hello Kitty Coloring Pages and simply resized them within a word document so that I would have enough copies of the image to make the pieces I needed. I know Hello Kitty’s bow is usually red, but since Leia loves the color green, I chose to further make this hers by making it green.
This is my favourite! It is far from perfect, but I am so very pleased with it! I found it hard to find decent looking clip art online, so when I was in Joanns the other day, I grabbed a small candy container, scanned it into my computer and made my own template from that. Once again I used a word document to size the pictures the way I wanted, and then cut out the appropriate pieces. No, does it look like a perfect representation of an elf on the shelf? No… it’s eyes are too close for one thing, but my girls think that it looks like our Judy Elf, which is all that I was aiming for!!
I love Matryoshka Dolls. I decided that our advent tree needed one. It turned out so well and I got to learn how to do chain stitch to make it! You can too… I learnt it on this youtube video: Chain Stitch. I got the pattern for this doll here: Matryoshka Doll Ornament. It was fun to make and very striking! Definately in my top 10 favourites 🙂
The last two are two traditional(ish) Christmas tree ornaments. Like the patterns creator I decided to keep things simple with them, and I think they are lovely and festive! I got the pattern for them here: Vintage Felt Baubles found at Bugs and Fishes. I am loving a lot of her patterns – so go and show her some love!
If you are curious about my first set of ornaments, you can find it here: Felt Christmas Ornaments
I have a new obsession… mostly because spend so much time hanging out in my car waiting for bus drop offs or to pick up someone from school. I read… but I like projects that I can get done in the hour (or so) wait (Thank you Florida summer rain storms!)
With that in mind, and trying to save money, I’ve started crochetting dishclothes. I can’t say that I am sold on them yet, but it’s better than going and spending money on something that gets so gross and nasty like the sponges we’ve previously used. This particular time, I chose this pattern: Waffle Crochet Dishcloth and it was super super easy. What amuses me however, is my complete inability to make it square. But, I don’t mind… after all it’s going to be stuck in a sink full of dirty dishes and I don’t think that they will care!
It hasn’t been often recently that I have had enough time to sit down and crochet something. I enjoy it a lot, so I took advantage of S1 breaking his computer and hijacking mine to do a bit of crochet. I had this lovely, soft yarn that I picked up at a garage sale, and I decided that it was the best choice for this little dress.
I managed to get 99.9% of the dress made out of one skein of yarn… however, I ran short by three shells on the finishing row *sadface*
But since it’s the back I don’t think that anyone will really notice.
This little dress crocheted up really quickly, making the shells got a little tedious, but when it was done, it was well worth the 2DCCH2DC shells for so many rows 😉 I believe this dress/tunic will look fantastic this winter with a white or maybe blue turtleneck underneath it and a cute pair of leggings or jeans. I know G1 loved this and got quite upset with me when I tried to take it off to get the pictures of the dress on the hanger! 🙂
I used this pattern: Angel Wings Pinafore