Friday, October 17, 2014

Handmade Christmas......

Every year I think about making some Christmas gifts, but then life gets busy and I just head out to the shops and find something. This year I am starting much earlier. Well last night really. So I hope I have left myself plenty of time to make some. Some is better than none, right.....

I went into our little town yesterday and as I walked past the local book store I saw this book in the window.It made me smile and I thought about my handmade Christmas and this was going to be perfect. In no time at all I was heading home with it under my arm.

Well it was straight home kettle on and sipped my cup of tea while I looked at all the beautiful photos in the book. I have three little nieces so I hope I can get three finished by Christmas. The first one I am going to make, the one that first caught my eye, is Little Red Riding Hood.

So last night when everyone went to bed I had to make a start and give it a go. I have never done any amigurumi before so was itching to have a go. I have crochet for years but have never tried this.

The yarn that she has used in the book is not available is Australia so I am having a go with some cotton I already had. She recommends a yarn made from Acrylic and polyamide. I will see how this goes, but I may have to make my way to The Wool Inn. This is where I like to go and pick my yarn and the ladies in there are just gorgeous always happy to help and answer any questions.

And Look at these gorgeous little undies.

The book also come with a huge number of different outfits to make for your doll. Pyjamas, overalls, raincoat, superman outfit, shoes, socks, hats, the list goes on. There is so many accessories. It is just a gorgeous book.

Well I'm off to put the kettle on and continue on my little doll.

Filomena xx

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see how they turn out! Those little undies are just so cute!