Any long, long, long-time blog readers out there?? I think this one will stretch even the best of your memories…
This was the baby’s first Christmas outfit
that I started making for Galen’s first Christmas, three years ago now. I thought the likelihood that I would have yet another baby that’s around the right age/size come Christmas time was pretty slim (though it has happened 3 times now, and I would have considered that
unlikely as well), so it was feeling like now or never on finally finishing it up.
I think this rather stretches the limits on what’s considered a work in progress. I decided that it (only very narrowly) falls into that category due to a small hole under one of the arms that needs to be closed up. And she did already wear it for Christmas Part II with my family last weekend. We tend to spend Christmas day proper in our jammies!
The yarn is Peace Fleece, though I don’t remember which colors any more. Those are green and red stripes down the lower half, in case you can’t tell. This little girl doesn’t sit still very long for pictures these days!
This is one of those pattern that I really wish I had written down as I went along. I think it turned out pretty darn cute. Oh well. Live and learn.
So, so glad to finally get this one out of my “unfinished projects” pile and see it in use!
This little doll quilt and matching pillow were a quickly whipped up gift for our next door neighbor’s 7th birthday.
Lately I’ve started to notice that my friends and family have begun treating me like a repository for their extra and unused craft supplies. The assumption being that I will find something
to do with it.
Well now, I can’t really argue with that logic and I must say, I don’t mind a bit! In fact I kind of love it. Because well, seriously, free yarn and fabric? What’s not to love?? It can also be quite fun to take some one’s stash and try to come up with your own vision for it.
And it’s true that when given natural fiber yarn or fabric, I will find something to do with it at some point…. The one glaring exception thus far has been those 2 yards of lime colored metallic fan fabric that are sitting upstairs on a shelf mocking me. Oh, but even that, I am thinking, one day might be able to find a home in the dress-ups box. (Maybe.)
All of the fabrics from this project were gifts of the maybe-you-can-do-something-with-this-since-I-never-will sort. And they all joined together quite happily to make a sweet package for one doll loving little girl.