Before I get to my finishes, let me say if I had been blogging back in December, I would have posted a link to Rudolph the Felt and Sequin Reindeer [via Craft Gossip's Felting blog] and encouraged everyone to make one. This totally reminds me of Xmas ornaments my mom bought in the 60's and 70's. It was a sequin kind of world back then.
And, if you like the Rudolph ornament and/or you heart sequins, check out the other tutorials from Thrift Store Crafter (love the name of that blog). Some day I will make the trees and little bird ornaments. (Stop laughing.)
File this under This Always Happens: I went looking for the link to the Rudolph ornament on Craft Gossip and found these super cute Peekaboo Reindeer Stockings from Handmade Charlotte. Oh wow, I want to make them RIGHT NOW.
I recently did make something. Two somethings. Both were for my friend Mary. Once upon a time, I had a plan to make things for the friends I had made through blogging. Mary was my first victim. I had asked for her address in December 2012, and a year later, I took a padded envelope with her name on it to the post office. I swear it didn't take twelve months for me to embroider a dish towel and cross stitch a little pillow. My problem seems to be in getting started. I also realized that I truly HATE transferring embroidery patterns.
Here's a bad picture of the dish towel I embroidered for Mary. The kitty pattern is from Sublime Stitching (the book). Nice ironing job, Patty.
I also made this little cross stitched pillow for her. You can find the free pattern here at The Primitive Hare. I wish I had made it look old like the Primitive Hare did. I believe I used all the suggested floss colors and I stitched on that 18 ct fabric I always use that I now can't think of the name of.
So, that's two posts in two days. Color me impressed.
Memo to self: Helvetica