Wednesday, 5 January 2011

I've Been Busy...

First day back to work yesterday since before Chrismtas and all I can say is Blahhhhhh! I was so used to lie in's and lounging about until lunchtime that it has hit me hard, but I do love the money they give me every month so I will just have to pull my socks up and get on with it!
So back to Christmas, I did manage to keep to my handmade pledge and I made many of my gifts, I did however forget to photograph them all, but during my time off work I have been pottering making bits and bobs, first there is the jewellery, which is rather addictive hence the box full of it on the right; I am handy for quick presents as my teenage son has cottoned on to!

This one was five strands of tigertail and I made it a little on the long side, I am not too happy with it and might have to fiddle with it a bit, but I did love the clasp which is a two part magnetic heart. This bracelet reminds me of a spider somehow??
Here we have another of those cable scarves, the black scarf was very chunky indeed and was made on request from my son as a gift for one of his friends. The cushion was made way back in the late summer when I was learning to crochet, but I never got round to making a back for it I didn't quite know where to start but I sat and and made a back for it last week, it does not have an opening but I can unpick it if I need to wash it.

Now on to the hat, this may look like a disaster but it was a suprise gift for my teenage son. It's based on a Sci Fi movie and series Serenity and Firefly ~ one of the charachter's (Jayne Cobb)mothers made him a dodgy hat and he wore it throughout the series. My son has not had it off since Christmas Day ~ go figure?

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

23 comments:

Bethany said...

Boys are funny like that :)
I think it's really sweet that he appreciates the things you make instead of being all "Bah!" about them...

LaaLaa said...

Lovely makes honey! Haven't you been busy! xxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Lads! You have made lots of fab stuff! I think I might do a gift or deccie each month for my makes - I loved the pudding you sent so might do some of those!

The jewels are fab - love the colours you have chosen xx

Sarah said...

How lovely to be able to give things you have made as gifts xx

dinoprincesschar said...

oh how very creative!! :)
i have been sewing a lot, but a huge bag of beads turned up before xmas (i forgot i had won them!) and they have been glaring at me as if to say "use us!" for a while - so maybe that is my plan for this eve, after i have caught up a little with my blog - i'm so behind! :(

PootleFlump said...

You have been very busy I see!! What lovely things you have been making. Particularly like the cushion and the hat. I know what you mean about the work thing. I go back tomorrow and now getting Sunday blues on a Wednesday!! x

Vintage Vixen said...

You are a wonder! I can't believe you've made so many lovely things, it would take me a year to accomplish one.
That hat your boy is wearing is so cool, Jon would kill for it. xxx

daisychain said...

*really needs to get some beads*

artydoll said...

Love the hat....its so fab

VintageVicki said...

Cool hat - is the sort of thing my 2 love :)

I think everyone will sleep well after their proper days today.

Dana said...

wow you are super quick at amking things and juggling work with childrem too- super mum or what! xx

emerson-j said...

love the hat!!

Alex said...

Oh bless him! That's the true mark of a great present, that you just can't bring yourself to put it down/take it off.

I got some beaded jewellery kits for Christmas and you're definitely inspiring me to crack on with making them. Perhaps I should tackle the knitted armwarmer kit first though or there won't be any cold weather left to wear them in!

Pene said...

Love the five strand bracelet don't worry about it being too long some of us have fat wrists LMAO. Where did you get the magnetic heart clasp?
Pene x

giddynici said...

What fabulous makes. I can spy something heartshaped and gorgeous looking under the top right item in the box.

Well done on the cushion!

X

emma bear forever said...

Lovely makes again :0) Your son's hat is fab, glad he appreciates it and has being wearing it.

x

cherisong said...

Lovely crafting Kandi, you are an inspiration. I am hoping to follow your lead this year and make as many presents as possible.

dizzytina said...

Lovley makes as always hun. You have been busy. i really must have a proper stab at making jewellery this year x x

Country Girl said...

Isn't it horrid having to get dresses and be civilised? I was enjoying my lazy break too!
Great hat - typical boy!

qwiksave said...

Fab to see you back on here and MSE - you are so good at needlecrafts and make so many lovely things. Very inspirational. Happy New Year to you too. x

FoofandFaff said...

Haha my brother does that too, takes a liking to some dodgy piece of clothing - kinda loving that hat tho! :)

WoodbankCrafts said...

Lovely makes :) x

Jenevieve said...

Fantastic makes, the jewellery looks great! Thanks for visiting my blog, looking forward to the birthday swap too! :) x