Well, apparently I was having such a relaxing holiday that I managed to forget all about posting these two gifts - my favourite handmade things from this Christmas. E had told me that he would like to get a hat with earflaps (what I consider an Elmer Fudd hat) and so I was delighted to find a pattern for one in this fun book (Warm Fuzzies by Betz White). This made up quickly and easily on the 23rd from thrifted sweaters, already felted, I had on hand. I was quite happy with how it turned out and I am thrilled with how much he loves it. He has worn it constantly (even inside the house) since.
I also really like this gift - as a mama to two boys I am thrilled when I can make something for the little girls I know. I was very pleased with how this one turned out too. I started it quite awhile ago but somehow got sidetracked with other gifts so it was a good feeling to get it finished.
The bumble bee is a 3 D needle felted bee that I stitched on (the same kind I make for wreaths and hair barrettes).
The ladybug is needle-felted right onto the little pocket.
And...I couldn't very well leave the back of the sweater plain, could I? No, I didn't think so either, so I did a little dragon fly. Fun.