"I'll make five handmade gifts for the first five to comment on this post if you in turn repost this in your status and make five handmade gifts for the first five to comment on your status."
Well of course I jumped at the chance because Jennifer was sewing even in college. I knew whatever she made would be beautiful. I also thought it would be a nice gesture for Facebook friends of mine. I had all of 2011 to complete these items.
I tossed and turned over what to make these women. I wanted it to be something useful and pretty. I wanted it to be something that would fit their aesthetics etc... etc... etc...
Time came and went and before I knew it, it was the end of the year and I had to hurry up and complete these handmade gifts.
So I started making these infinity scarves out of a soft flannel that I found at the local fabric store.
My beautiful daughter is modeling them for me.
I made a dozen of them. Two from each cutting of fabric.
Why so many you ask? Well once I started making gifts for Facebook friends I started feeling guilty that I wasn't making something handmade for each of my family members. I'm happy to say that each scarf has a new home as of Christmas with my husband being the recipient of one of them. However, with the 60° winter that we're having here in VA he probably won't need it. My father, brothers, sister, and the older niece and nephews unwrapped one this year. One of my FB friends will be getting this infinity scarf as a gift. "Part of the make 5 for 5 challenge of 2011".
I made this crocheted infinity scarf for my mom this Christmas. I used Lion Brand, WoolEase, Thick & Quick and I have to say I'm addicted. She's asked for a matching hat so she's obviously addicted too.
I crocheted this little tasseled hat for my youngest nephew using the same yarn. I made hats for my two youngest as well. I'll share those in another post.
My wee one is modeling it for the photo.
I also crocheted these pretty little hair pieces (headbands and hair clips) for my brothers daughters using the Stitch Nation wool fibers and bamboo fibers. I love the colors the collection has to offer. My oldest daughter also received a collection of crocheted flowers for her hair. I'll share those in another post.
My word is good!
I'll be sharing here on this blog as I finish.
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