I sure am taking my time getting my handmade Christmas stuff posted, huh? Sorry 'bout that.
These photos are not exactly things I could turn in for class, but it's what I've got, and I'll include pattern links where I can.
I made Andrew an awesome Goomba hat. He's a little embarrassed to wear it, but I knew he would be. It was worth the effort, though, just for the laughs and the "wow" factor it elicited from my son.
I made Emma a hat and gauntlets set. She looks super-cute in it. The Ripley hat is designed by Ysolda Teague, who designed all those knitted toys I made, too. It's a really clever little pattern with darling pleats on one side, giving it the perfect slouch.
The gauntlets were a super-simple little pattern that didn't necessarily go with the hat, but I made them from the same yarn, so...Boom! Matched set.
For everyone else, as I mentioned, I made an emergency, Plan B gift of never-ending vanilla extract and raw vanilla sugar, which I made with organic, raw sugar.
I commandeered some clip art from somewhere online and made some cute labels for pretty jars. I even made some goodies for myself, since there were some leftovers. I cannot wait to use them up!
And almost last, we have two Mario mushrooms - a 1-Up Mushroom (for an extra life) and a Super Mushroom (makes you really big).
I wanted to knit some Mario mushrooms for the kiddos and I just couldn't find a knitting pattern that I liked. But I ran across this crochet pattern and just fell in love.
However, I don't know how to crochet.
Well, I didn't know how to crochet. These were so absolutely adorable that I had to teach myself to crochet. And it's pretty fun, actually!
I am still missing pictures of one last thing - the little knitted elephant. I'll get it up here soon, I'm sure. I'm a little overwhelmed with photography stuff. My head is just jammed full of pictures to take and things to try. So jammed, in fact, that it's a little tough to concentrate on most anything else.