Here’s what I’ve discovered about handmade Christmas. It’s not stressful if the projects are small enough, fast enough, and easy enough (and the supplies are easy and cheap to get-stash is all the beter.) It is not my season in life to draft my own patterns or make up a new way. All of these were made from scraps in my dwindling stash from free patterns. No new money spent.
In progress: A pretend campfire from this book (I borrowed from the library.)
Finished: A tiger/fox/racoon–whatever. Super soft from minkey, felt and knit terry with polar fleece scarf.) From this free pattern. I changed the eye placement but otherwise kept it the same.
A hard to photograph infinity scarf. Would you believe it’s adorable? One seam, boom. I used this fabric, because I had a scrap left that begged to be a scarf. I didn’t hem any edges, just stitched it into a loop with a French seam. Nice and light and drapey. Someone’s going to be very happy.
Yes, my bedroom walls are mustard yellow. I’m pretending I love it temporarily.
Now off to finish a Christmas movie while I stitch.