I’m feeling very productive today!
I just finished my first Christmas ornament for my personal challenge:
I’m not sure exactly what to call it. I used to see these types of ornaments all the time when I was younger and always thought they were really nifty looking. Basically you cut 1.5″ or so squares of fabric and punch them in to a styrofoam ball. I just eyed the fabric, didn’t measure and it turned out really great. I probably should have used a two inch ball for this, but all I had was three inch ones. I used a skewer and dipped the center of fabric in to glue before I punched it in to the ball so I knew it would hold. It reminds me of a rose pomander.
I also crossed another project off my list! I finished Suzi’s Christmas sweater last night. Suzi is a friends baby girl and this will be her first Christmas!
I used this simple little top-down cardigan pattern and made a few small changes. I worked the sleeves in the round so the sweater would have no seams at all. There was a little hole in each armpit that had to be sewn up, but other than that there weren’t any pieces to put together…just the way I like it! I chose to do grey and pink (with grey being the main color) because Suzi’s big sister will have a cabled sweater that’s mainly in pink with grey as the contrast color.
With my first Christmas ornament and a gift down I’m feeling pretty motivated! I’m hoping to finish my mother in laws mittens in the next day or so since I’ve only got about half a mitten to go. After that I’ll work on Ash’s sweater and pick a project for my father in law. Yep, that’s right…I still don’t even have all the PATTERNS picked out, much less started.
What can I say? I work great under pressure!