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more crafting…

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We had rainy days off and on all week so I got caught up on ornament making for the year.  My goal is to make 1 ornament a month so my YOE tree will have some cute new ornaments.

Here is a birdie I made using attic24’s tutorial.  In my opinion, you can never have too many birdies on your tree. 

And this little house was made using a pattern from Fa La La La Felt.  I pretty much did everything wrong…wrong tan color, wonky window, too few scallops…but that doesn’t bother me.  I’ve learned to not let imperfections bug me!

this is a little rabbit inspired by Bijou’s Whimsy.  Her work is amazing.

and this is a bunny inspired by something I saw on etsy.  It has a thick coat of gloss on it which made it really hard to photograph but you get the idea.  I simply couldn’t take any photos of it without it looking a bit blurred. ( photography is NOT one of my strengths!)

To see other ornaments I’ve made this year, click here.

When I carted all my supplies back into the sewing room, I saw Leo and immediately thought of the storybook ” Princess and the Pea.”  He looks so cozy on his little tower of kitty beds!

sleep well, sweet prince…

“If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.”  ~J.A. McIntosh

Catching up

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Earlier in the month,I made an eel to drop in Florida (link).  I didn’t get to drop it though, there was too much going on.  Instead, I found a new medical clinic here and decided to drop it there but each time I would pass the place, there were too many people around.  Half the fun of making these toys, is dropping them while no one is looking.   This morning, I took Mojo to be groomed and noticed they had a planter out front so I dropped Mr. Eel there.

Here he is waiting to be taken home.  I hope he is gone when I go pick Mojo up!

  Then, deciding I needed to get down to Christmas crafting, I made 2 little purses with appliquéd birdies.  I added a crocheted flower and charm for fun.  July’s MIM gift (link) is done!

I lined each with fabric to match their birdies…

I’m going to put a few goodies inside each purse before wrapping them up for Christmas.  Maybe a toy and one of those plastic coin holders that will open when you squeeze it.  My mom always said you have to put a penny inside a purse for good luck when you give it as a gift.  

I continue to crochet cat beds for the local animal shelter.  I’m up to 10 now and hope to do several more by fall.  It is just a simple mat but my cats love them and will use them until delivery day.  If you want to see them or get the how to, click here.

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without”. – Cecil B. DeMille