Friday, 23 December 2011

It's like the Elves and the Shoemaker over here

I don't mind anyone reading my blog. I don't. But if you happen to share the same father as me, please look away now - at least for a couple of days.

Normally, I get annoyed in the face of endless pretty tutorials to make cute things for babies. It's easy to make small things look cute. I'd like to see the same kind of attention lavished on the older, poutier, youngster.

But since I've collected a couple of  very tiny new female relatives recently, it seemed a good idea to have a go at the couple of projects in December's Mollie Makes, bought for me by a friend while I was in hospital with Eldest. Some little boots - which will probably end up ripped off and lobbed from the pram, if they even fit on the feet to start with (in my humble experience).

I cut down on the ridiculous amount of embroidery suggested for the boots. Less is more, especially with my humble skillz.

Also a couple of teddy bears from the same issue. I hope their faces do not alarm the girls; especially since Eldest's visiting friend took one look at them and pronounced them to be 'weird'.

The last of the Christmas making - a Kindle cover for my mother from this tutorial - was finished last night. Nothing to make now but merry.


  1. The little shoes were always my favourite part of having babies. Those are lovely and I like the teddies' faces.

  2. I love their expressions-and those long bodies are the best part!

  3. Blimey, you are going to be on the tele with Kirsty if you carry on like that!

    The bootees are divine and the bears are a hoot, very well done my dear.

    Oh, and Happy Thingummy too.

  4. I'm Crayon - thanks for the support. I need it.

  5. sweet!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  6. They're not weird at all, they're just waiting for a hug!

    Have a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year.


  7. Enjoy the Merry making, it's the best kind of making there is!

  8. Seriously impressive crafting. Ignore the child, the teddies are brilliant.

    A merry merry Christmas to all of you. I hope you have a really lovely day


  9. youngest-new-relative LOVES her red bear, it has only taken 7 months to discover bear & booties were handmade...eek! what can i say? your latest follower is v impressed - thank you! xxx


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