This Craft Club meeting was all about our individual Christmas decorating needs. The lovely star blanket above was made by Laura as a very nice baby gift. It is perfect as a holiday cheer spot with its beautiful color and fun shape. Laura finished up this charming gift after a long fought battle with the crochet hook, she never threw in the towel, and never let the starting star get the best of her. I think she ended the crafting year on a wonderful high note! Way to show that snuggly blankie who's boss Laura.
Here we have the beginnings of a homemade tree skirt. Sarah put her heart and soul into this craft and it shows. She picked out all the fabrics earlier that afternoon and worked tirelessly into the night to make herself a holiday accessory that is worth keeping in the family for a long time. She picked out some soft country colors that will bring some warm color to her home. I am very proud and how dogged she worked at this, Sadie is too, at least the dogged part. Sadie loves to assist any craft that Sarah does that involves fabric on the floor.
Have you ever noticed that no matter how much we grow up the urge to twirl around in the tree skirt is so great that we can't resist. So there is Sarah's gift to us all in 2012, the silly tree skirt dance.
This is not my proudest moment, caught on film, with my hand up a stuffed tree's hidey hole. I like the kitchey Christmas craft and I have had a pattern for this tree in my collection with the well meaning intentions of making one for a very long time. Well, as it was Decorating December I pulled it out and got to sewing. My husband picked out the fabrics and I did the rest. We are very happy with our funky retro tree and I want to make lots of little ones to match, maybe next year.......
Tee hee, note that one of the fabrics is gingerbread kids, Matt was so proud of that fabric, boys are adorable when they craft.
Anita was making a very stylish tree skirt of her own to give as a gift. She was making these awesome stacked presents to go in opposite triangles of the skirt. The piecing she was doing seemed so complex but yielded such great results. By the end of craft club she was an expert on the presents and was whipping them out faster than we could sing an entire Christmas carol.
Not to be outdone by Sadie helping Sarah with her tree skirt, Mr. Biscuit had to put his dog booger of approval on the work Anita had been doing. Glad to know she has the support of the little dogs out there. The tree skirt was coming along so well that there was talk of it not making it to the recipient for which it was destined. I wonder.....
We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and we can't wait to hear what you have been up to so far this year!
Keeping it going,
Kelly, the origami ninja
P.S. I can't wait to show you my finished EMBROIDERY!!!!!