It’s starting to look like Santa’s workshop round here
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been busy making Christmas presents.
Mum’s version of the coat is finally finished!
I’m actually really glad this one is done. I enjoyed doing mine, but this one was torture. I hadn’t realised when I cut it that this particular piece of red wool is highly resistant t needles, so now I have a massive, painful hole in my finger from sewing it. I’f I’d had more time and money I probably would have thrown this red out and used another piece, as it was so awful to handsew.
I was a little worried about the fluffy edging on this one. I’d bought all the shop had to offer, so no more was to be had. Luckily I did it with a foot to spare – much to Branston’s delight, as he now h as a new toy to kill.
I’ve also finished a few presents, but I can’t show you all of them just yet, some because I forgot to take pictures of them, and others because I’m worried thier intended recipients may be reading.
THe dragons are for my stepdad and for JOhn. We debated which one to give to whom – I like the red one best and Gareth like the green. In the end JOhn got the green on as it looks meaner, and JOhn likes mean dragons, (I was once making him a dragon surcote and he kept banging on and on and on about how he wanted the dragon to be butch, so at the last minute I gave it earrings and a tiny wee handbag)
I think that in the new year a version of this design may become my next pickle patch kit, although I’ll most likely tweak the colours.