Happy New Year!!
Wishing you joy, love, peace, prosperity and a magical year celebrating the miracle that is life.
A few photos of holiday crafting to hold you over while I enjoy my holiday semi-hiatus. Monsters and bunnies were to donate (nice thing about a rural area is that many nonprofits take handcrafted items to distribute, whereas in the city it’s only “new in package”). Stockings (with a nice bottle of wine from the lovely town of Murphys in each) met the ‘gold and white’ theme requirement of one recipient and fun little poinsettia pins (courtesy of Embroidery Garden) that were made “en masse”.
Bunnies are a “freebie” embroidery design from Urban Threads (I could fit two of her large size in a hooping). Green Cyclops is from Urban Threads Monster Factory set.
For both the bunnies and lil’ Cyclops guy, I like to attach batting to the front before stuffing, as I don’t have a clue how to get a smooth front otherwise (batting stuffed pieces always look lumpy to me or they’re stuffed so hard as to be a rock). I put thin batting in with the bunny hooping, but had to hand stitch (gasp, oh no!) my heavier batting to the inside front of Greenie. You’ll notice his arms, horns and legs are already stitched down and visible during the in progress monster part sandwich.
No shots of the fully stuffed and sewn guys before they headed out the door (and do forgive my inattention to lighting). The bunnies without pompom tails are perfect for infants and tiny ones.
Linking up to Sundays in My City and Gallery of Favorites this week.