I may have earned a bit of quilter's burn out, and that could be why I haven't posted. The pre-Christmas rush to make gifts left me with no desire to sew....Haven't touched thread or machine in a week! But pre-Christmas - I was a friggin' Elf, I tell you.
Baking? Not much. Mincemeat tarts, gingerbread boys, fruitcake.
Sewing? Knitting? Crocheting? Loads of mittens, a touque, a few notebooks, two aprons, two stuffed animals, doll diapers & wipes, and the project that kept me awake long past bedtime for several nights: The Precious Book.
A maze of ribbons and beads, a basket that opens to reveal strawberries.
And the last pages: [cherry] pie crust weaving and fishing. The fish are attached and can stay in the water or be slipped into the boat. The sails move, too.
So what have I been doing this week? I cut out a Christmas apron, and three gift bags of various sizes: all are awaiting the day when I start sewing again.
And here is my Punk, playing with the gift of the year: a Bilibo given to her by Nanny. Next to her is the snake I made for her. It used to be the leg of an old pair of jeans, painted with craft paint, appliqued, and stuffed with beans for weight.
|She calls it "Snicketer." Knee socks courtesy of Santa.|