Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Originally uploaded by wck

Merry Christmas to all! I'm still working away on a few last minute gifts, but I have a couple hours tomorrow morning if I really need them. Next year, I'm starting Christmas sewing in June! On the bright side, I've made almost every gift I'm giving, which is pretty cool. I ended up buying 2 calendars... some tea and dried fruit and cheese... a bottle of single malt scotch for my dad (which is bit of an annual joke, because I polish off far more of his single malt collection than he ever does)... a borders gift card for my brother in law... a pair of shoes for each of kate, ana and tom, and a few books for the kids. Not too bad, and everyone got some homemade PJs and things as well.

This teddy bear is for Ana, and it's from an older Simplicity pattern that my aunt bought me at a garage sale last year. This is the smallest size, 18 inches. There's a medium and a large in the pattern as well- I really like how it came out, but there's a far amount of hand sewing in closing the back and each arm and leg. I prefer the stuffie patterns where you only have to hand sew one opening, not 5! The face is so cute, though, I can definitely see myself making the large size as well.

I hope everyone's Christmas is fun and relaxing!


Antoinette said...

Great-looking bear! Merry Christmas! :)

MaryPat R said...

I am really impressed with how much of your presents were home made. I hope you feel at least a little proud of yourself!

Gwen said...

Wow - making that many Christmas presents is excellent! I always make a few - but end up buying for quite a few people too. I'm not big on resolutions, but maybe that should be my resolution for next year - to make more of the gifts I give...