Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Big man in the red suit

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine, The Writings of Madame Swetchine.

I'm just doing a quick trot through blog land, thought I'd stop and show you my latest completed projects. I was looking through an edition of Handmade and came across these cute little cats.

There is a pattern for cats and kittens, so I've made the cat size 5 inches high. Simple, easy and very effective. I like the simplicity of the finished product. Kids love simple. The edition I found this pattern in is Vol 28 No. 7 Handmade Christmas gift-giving.

Now for my little ladybird friend, I'm sorry but there is no pattern for this girl. I just did a rough shape and went with it. I have used goggle eyes, and a piece of left over black for the antennae. I have appliqued the black spots on to the red material. It will bring joy to some child.

At the night time I have been knitting a koala and have almost finished it. As I am on holidays, I am planning to do as much craft work as I can, having teenage boys right now has given me the opportunity to have some 'me' time. I enjoy their company too though. I am really waiting for the big man in a red suit to visit. Pixie and I are both excited to see the look on the boys faces when they open their gifts.
 On Saturday Pixie and I are planning a quick trip out the metro area. I will have him to annoy all the way there and back. What fun!! Have a great day.
Regards, Anita.


Karen said...

I can see you are already enjoying your holidays. I am especially taken by the cats. Super cute!

Val said...

Great job with the cats. That pattern has tempted me a few times this year. Good to hear you are feeling layed back and in holiday mode :)

Cath Ü said...

Hi Anita... Love the cats and the paw print fabric it is so cute. Also love the ladybug. I too am waiting for the Jolly Fat Fella to visit... so I hope you have been good... LOL
Merry Chrostmas...
Cath Ü

Country Whispers said...

Love the cats and the ladybug.
Today was the last day of school here for the kids. Now they are all home and the holidays begin.
Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays!


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