Wednesday, October 29, 2008
57 Days and Counting!
It is getting closer! Time to really get to organizing the crafts that I am making! And I am so pleased with my newly organized craft room!!!! Ok... so down to business. The biggest project this year is the dolls! The one I am making is the one on the bottom right. This pattern is from a 1980(something) McCall's Crafts and Needlework magazine. When I originally got this magazine, I made my daughters each one and it turned out so cute. In the interim, I lost the magazine and was able to connect to the original pattern with the help of a fellow crafter on the Voy Craft Forum. I was going to do this last year and didn't get it planned out too well! lol. Recently I took the magazine to Kinkos and had the pattern enlarged to scale. It was so inexpensive to have done that I had 4 copies made! (years ago, I borrowed a whatchamacallit from the library and enlarged the pattern myself!) I would like to preserve one copy with lamination so that I don't lose this again. Tonight, after work, I am going to go out to my Craft (no longer the crap) room and start setting up my area to get started. I have the materials all organized in 2 storage containers. I am going to make 9 for sure. I am not going to make the newest baby one yet. I am contemplating making 2 more for "step" granddaughters... the more I think the more I am leaning towards this. So, have to get an area set up and begin my process. Considering how this goes, I am entertaining the idea of after Christmas, making up some more and selling them on Etsy. I have never sold anything there before. I am very excited for this project. This doll is so cute and I believe that is a timeless pattern - as cute today as it was over 25 years ago! I will be posting pictures of the finished projects here when I am done.
Another project that I am going to be working on is making mitten silverware holders. A good friend of mine pointed out some to me on a Kitchenwares website. We thought they were very cute and could be somewhat duplicated in felt, so I purchased some felt last night and designed a "pattern" for the mitten and am going to try making up a few for gifts. I will be posting my pics when I finish a few. These are going to be a simple project. Just cut, clue and blanket stitch is the plan. :)
I love the directives of 100 Days to Christmas. I hope that you will go and visit and see her thoughts on getting prepared and ready for Christmas and see what others who are following her posts are doing! :)