DECEMBER 2006 - JANUARY 2007 is officially GIFTS AND DECORATIONS crafts that you make for the holidays or for gifts.
Show off your traditions, your enthusiasm and your holiday spirit This is meant as a fun end to the year, and to give everyone an opportunity to show off their skills and creations.
Only two categories - GIFT or DECORATION
I feel that I have to participate in this whiplash; I mean I have made 9 Christmas gifts this year. With other words, this will be a long text. When I started to think of what I would give away this Christmas I first thought of my niece and nephew because it’s fun to give them things that I have made. One other good thing is that they are children = I don’t have to make bigger things. So I started to make one small little dress and one t-shirt in the same striped tricot that I found in a store and couldn’t resist.
My mother helped me making a pattern on the dress to little Wilma, 4 month, because I didn’t have any. I added a small pocket on the front, because I found them so cute. To Linus I made a t-shirt just by using one of his own t-shirts that I borrowed from my sister.
I once received a smaller piece of fleece with skulls on, of that I made a sweater to Linus. It’s one really easy pattern. One front and back piece, the arms and the hood. After cutting it out I first sewed the back and front piece together, added the arms and last I sewed the hood to the sweater. The whole thing is made in one and a half hour! So fun to make this kind of sweater to a child!
My father always brings lunch to work, and instead of using a plastic bag I have made him small bags that he can carry the food in. And I noticed that the one he has now is rather well-worn. Therefore I have made him one new bag, the third one I make to him. Some days ago I made a new cover to my calendar and there I used an oh-paper to make a small window. From that I came to think of that I could use the same idea for a bag. I decided to add some pictures that my father probably would like, so I selected one picture of cars and one with car parts. The red picture I have taken myself and the other one I found in a magazine. I sewed them on the fabric and then made a bag of it and added the handles.
At work we made some glass necklaces last week, and they became really good gifts. Therefore I have given away 4 of them. I have given them to my sister, mom, Hanna
and one other friend also, Åsa. I think the technique to make this kind of glass things is could fusing. It was fun to make them, to choose and to combine different kind of glass. And then wait with tension for the result after the burning.
Finally I have made one gift in wood to, a shoe-shelf which I made at work one afternoon when I didn’t have so much things to do. First I had to use the plane so I could get the boards as I wanted. Then I cut the parts in the right length and put together the sides. Before putting all pieces together I put on a layer with coat to protect the wood from water and dirt.