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Dec 10, 2016
Are You Ready for Christmas?
I hope you all got a chance to enter in to win a pile of yarn from Yarn Canada! If not, scroll down to the last post and enter. I did!
Since Christmas is within sight, I've been doing a lot of creating lately. It seems that the cooler the weather gets, the more I'm into yarn crafts and that is what I seem to share this time of year. I had a few special requests this year. The first was for matching headbands for my DIL and my 4 yr old granddaughter.
Then I saw this free pattern for Poppy hat on FB, by Tawnya Myers. Well, when my granddaughter saw it, it became apparent I'd be making one. I have to warn you - it's never taken me so long to make a hat. The hair is strands of yarn, split by hand and then combed out with a metal brush (like a dog brush). It took For-E-ver, but it's done and here is the final result. I love it!
Apparently it was very sunny when I took these photos. All the pics are a bit overexposed ~ Sorry!
I couldn't make this hat for my granddaughter and not make one for her little brother. He loves Paw Patrol, so Paw Patrol hat it is! This pattern I bought from Katarina Page. Here is my hat:
I lined both hats with fleece using a blanket stitch. These two live in the frozen north, after all.
It seems most of our kids and their kids are born around Christmas time. I make my own cards when I have time, so I recently found a FB page called Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, where she sells her cut files for $1.00 each, and they are adorable, especially for kids. She also provides print and cut pages, so that if you don't have a cutter, you can still use them. I recommend that you check her out.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the card I made. I do that a lot.
Well, time to get back to some gift making.
Have a happy weekend everyone,