Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Crafting!

I've been busy this month with crafting for Christmas - stamping, knitting, beading and even a little stitching!

Stamp Camp was at the beginning of the month - I LOVE Stamp Camp, we always make such cute things!

The first thing I made was this adorable snowman plate. First you stamp on mulberry paper, then you Modge Podge it to the back of a glass plate. So easy and so cute. I gave this to Dad and Lynn, but I might have to make another one for myself sometime!

Next I made two different boxes which are filled with candy - the triangle one was really clever!

And last, but certainly not least was a set of three cards. Aren't they cute?

Now, on to the knitting :)

I made Lynn this Light and Lovely Boucle Wrap from in Black/Gray. It took just a LITTLE longer than the weekend the pattern said it would! LOL

I also made my girls special toys :)

I found the pattern for a cat nip mouse on Lion Brand's website, but I made a few changes. I used wool - and not very well washed handspun wool, so it smells nice and sheepy - LOL. And it took more than 20 rows to make it into a square, so I just kept going until it looked right - I think it was 32 rows. And I stuffed them with mostly fiber fill and only about 1/4 catnip - that's more than enough! ;)

And the girls loved them!

Here's Minnie just after she unwrapped her mousie.

And here's Odette hiding behind the love seat with hers.

Ellie had fun killing this poor little guy. She then proceeded to kill the rest of them over the next few days! LOL I've already had to sew back up the bottom of the gray one.

After a while, Akasha decided the catnip scented paper was just as much fun as the mouse - LOL

So, on the beading front, I made this bracelet, called Endless with matching earrings for Jodi. It's from the Design Collection II that was released this fall.

I also made Jodi this bookmark with the ribbon ends and sleigh charm, just adding crystals and ribbon from my stash.

For Leigh's birthday, I made her these pink shell and crystal earrings.

Sorry these pics didn't turn out that well - I was in a rush to get them in the mail - LOL.

And I don't think I ever showed what I made Jennifer for her birthday in November. This one is called Crab Bisque from the Sapphire Collection. I know how much Jen loves crabs and I knew I had to make this one for her as soon as I saw it!

I made a few other pairs of earrings as well, but I didn't get pics taken before they were given away.

Besides the ornaments I made for Dane which I showed in the last post, my only holiday stitching was Holiday House by Elizabeth Designs. And this one was a present for ME! LOL

I think that's about it for the last month or so! I'm looking forward to getting back to some serious stitching. I have a goal of getting my Papillion Creations Mystery Sampler finished before the new year - I only have part 12 left to go! Then I'll have to take a look at what my stitching goals will be for this year :)

Happy New Year!


Katrina said...

Everything is so pretty! I love it all.

Your kitties look like they are having a great time :-).

Jennifer said...

You have been a busy bee! That plate is fantastic! The wrap for your step mom is beautiful! I always love seeing your paper crafts too. You did a great job on the mousies for your kitties! It looks like they're thoroughly enjoying their presents. I'm glad to see Odette playing with something other than ribbon LOL!

Leigh said...

I wanna go to Stamp Camp with you!! You make such pretty goodies! I LOVE my earrings! Thanks again!!

manu s kram said...

dear rachel,
i love your work...gggg. hugs manu