Showing posts from December, 2012

't Is the season...

To get some sewing done!
First, there was the idea to make an advent calendar, with 24 little felt mittens. I started a week before advent, giving myself plenty of time until Xmas eve for the last one.

It started out according to plan, but, like all the best-laid plans, this went horribly wrong. It was just way, way, way too addictive!!! Honestly, as soon as I had a pair done, I was cutting a new pair, and just ate, drank and slept colour-coordinated mittens. Sad really. But FUN!

So, numbers 1 and 2 were quickly followed by numbers 3 and 4.

And before I knew it...

I was a third done.

Wait. Hang on. Three more nights before December 1st? I can do this!!!

All done!!!

And now it's December 7 and the first 7 are up. Enjoying this immensely!!!

Actually, I enjoyed that small-scale stuff so much, I got out the scraps from Jamieson's of Shetland and the sewing machine... and then this happened...

Step 1... Try and fit your shell pieces onto scraps of tweed... Skip steps 2, 3 and 4 of…