December Gallery of Completed Projects
December turned out to be a very productive month, and I was able to eek out the last project without even rushing. It feels good to actually have finished the challenge, but after 2 years, I think in 2010 I'll be taking a break - instead I'll focus on completing some things (crafty & otherwise) I have hanging out there.
My first day at my new job we spent the morning crafting these large ornament balls to decorate our front window. In the couple hours, I ended up making 4 in different holiday color schemes.
This was a redo for a hat I knitted earlier in the year for my sister to gift to one of her friends. This time, after dropping down several needle sizes, I ended up with a hat that was more appropriately sized and was much smoother to knit than the first (because I knew some little tips to make it easier from my first foray).
I really love knitting dishcloths with pictures on them. Makes the project go easier because I am forced to pay attention to what I'm doing.
A crayon and paper holder I made for a two-year-old, thought it would be perfect for mom to carry in her purse for restaurants or something.
My nephew requested a special bag so he could carry his two best buddies around with him wherever he goes. The design for the bag is completely my own and has two levels - most clever, the bottom container that allows his alligator stuffed animal to chill in it's own "habitat" complete with "water" & "fish" to eat. Check out the blog post to so some more details.
Pretty jars of cookie ingredients. Enough Said.
I made these bows to adorn the cookie jars as well as some presents. I wrapped all our gifts in brown kraft paper and wrapped them with a few strands of dark red yarn, so I thought the deep green felt bow would be a perfect accent.
Another dishcloth. With a slight hiccup. But it's meant to clean dirty dishes so I didn't sweat the mistake.
Project #49 - Gay Paree City Scarf
While visiting Paris this fall, my main souvenir was some french yarn. This is what I ended up making with it (I even bought a new cream wool winter coat to showcase it specifically). It's a bit shorter than I would like, but otherwise fabulous.
Project #50 - Front Door Draft Stopper
In an attempt to seal up the house a bit more from the winter chill, I made a draft stopper using leftover fabric from my nephew's bag and filled it with corn cob. Every little bit helps, right?Interested in finding out more about my projects? Click the "project name" under each picture!