We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Dec 23, 2008

Gift Making

We tried to make all our gifts by hand this year. We almost did it, due to time there are two people getting bought gifts but I still think we did pretty well. Here is a few of the gifts I made this year.

Dragon Hat
Dragon Hat for my nephew, knitted and needle felted.

Loop Bag
Loop Bag, this is a pattern I have been working on for about a year and I finally like how it is turning out. It leaves a lot of room for creativity.

WIP Modern Chair shirt
WIP this will be sewn on to a t-shirt, a present for one of the designers in the family.

Leaf Hat
Needle Felted hat for my niece.


Wendy said...

Gorgeous gifts! I love the t-shirt applique. I tried a reverse applique thing-y this year. Next year, if I do something similar, I'll do it differently, but it was fun :).

Making all of those gifts, though, made me wish I could knit better - and that I had more time :). We ended up with a few "bought" gifts, too. Next year, I'll start earlier (hopefully).

Christy said...

I love the needle felting. I've been meaning to learn to do that. Doing it on a hat is a great idea! I'm currently knitting a hat for Logan, I think I will felt something onto it when I'm done.