Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Project Update

Well, it's 5 days before Christmas and I'm still crocheting.

I am almost finished with a plastic bag holder. I used a pattern from Crochet 'N More ( I just need to make the ties and run in the ends.

I've finished the hat and scarf for my brother's fiancee. I'll give more details when I post pictures.

I still have several dishcloths to make.

Today I started a dish-washing liquid bottle dress. I'm using James G. Davis' pattern ( It's red and white as my friend's kitchen is done in those colors.

After the holidays, I have several projects to make for friends. More about that later. I also have to make the ornaments for my new tree theme. I've decided on snowmen, snowflakes, and icicles. My tree is 3 feet tall. I estimate I'll need 12 of each. I'll use ribbon (bought in the after-Christmas sales) to make the bow topper and streamers.

I feel so behind. Normally by this time, I've already started on gifts for next year.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Cat is Done!!!

That's right, the cat is done. I finished her up this morning. I ended up using blue buttons for eyes because blue animal eyes were impossible to find. My friend Laura was adamant that the cat be gray with blue eyes. The only thing left to do is mail her to VA.

The squares for the baby afghan are ready to be sewn together, so it looks like I'm on schedule to have it done by Friday.

I don't have to make the stocking ornaments for my friend. She thought of something else to give as gifts.

I'm going to do a new tree theme next year. My tree is currently purple. I make bells, stocking ornaments, and gingerbread houses for it. I also made the tree skirt. Next year I'm doing snowmen, snowflakes, and icicles. As soon as I get all my Christmas projects completed, I'll start work on that.