Happy New Year and Happy 2012!
I hope you all had a warm and restful holidays and a wonderful beginning of 2012! Sorry for the long absence from this blog... I was out of town for the holidays, and now that I'm back in town and my kids are off to school (phew!), I am finally able to sit in front of my computer without any interruptions :)
Well, I haven't really had a chance to craft anything in 2012 (yet), but today, I'd like to show you some of the handmade Christmas gifts that I created for my family and friends in December...
These are gathered clutches made of imported Japanese prints. I followed this wonderful tutorial written by talented Anna of Noodlehead.
I love the design of these clutches, and I've always wanted to try this tutorial. I'm so glad that I was finally able to! I love how they turned out.
Back sides of the clutches.
I also crocheted a couple of gifts for the holidays. As you can see, these are crocheted room slippers. Here, only one pair of the slippers are shown, but I actually crocheted a couple of these for gifts.
Because I used these thick and chunky yarns of wool/acrylic blend, these slippers were fairly quick to make. They were so warm and comfy that I made a pair for myself as well.
For quick gifts, I made a couple of these small zipper pouches. I like to put some chapsticks or small hand creams inside these pouches as gifts to my girlfriends.
I was in such hurry that I couldn't take pics of other pouches that I made (sorry!) but this one is made of Japanese imported Echino fabric with birds (my favorite).
I don't really make new year resolutions, but my wish for this year is that my family, friends, and all of you kind crafty fellows out there have a healthy and joyful year! And of course, my another wish is to squeeze in more time to sew and to crochet again this year ;)
Thanks for visiting and hope you have a good weekend!