I guess today is as good a day as any to begin in on Handmade Holidays this year.
Every year I try to give handmade items as gifts whenever possible. Usually this means that for the entire month of November I'm busy working on making said gifts for Christmas. The deadline for putting anything in the post is mid-December if I want the presents to get to my far flung family in time.
This year I decided to go with mostly crochet because that's what I've been learning this past year and it's something new and fun... well... that sounds good doesn't it? Really, I've decided to go with crochet because I can sit and binge watch The Mindy Project and Nashville on Netflix while making gifts. Yay!
The first gift I have to share with you is Holly Dolly.
Isn't she the sweetest little Christmas elf you ever did see?
I used this pattern to make her: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-girl---amigurumi-crochet-pattern
She is going to be sent to my sweet little cousin Caitlyn in Vancouver this year.
I bet Miss Holly Dolly will have an excellent home over there.
Holly was a pleasure to make. I love love love love love love love love love making toys! And I loved loved loved loved loved loved loved making Holly Dolly - as in Have a Holly Dolly Christmas hehehehe ;)
How have you been doing on your Christmas list this year? Doesn't it feel like it's always sneaking up on you? Yipes! It's like I magically forget how close Christmas is every year even though it's always on the same day.
Oh well, I'm not feeling too stressed yet. I've made a dent in my list so far.
I'll be sure to keep you updated on all the wonderful handmade holidays items I'm busy working on!
A link to my Holly Dolly project on Ravelry.