Mid January and I haven't posted about the things I made for Christmas this year - numerous decorations and a few gifts:
The start of a series of Russian domes.
The Christmas Panda
How to make a Christmas Panda
The Christmas Elephant
The Christmas Black Bear
The Christmas animals are based on a pattern from a Japanese craft magazine (Embroidery Idees Volume 6 and involved felted pre-felt, some embroidery and some needle felting - I so enjoyed making them and most of my friends loved them - laughed at having someone so grumpy on their tree - I mean how many pandas/bears really want to wear a Santa hat all year round.....
For Christmas dinner I made a 3-d cookie Christmas tree, using 10 different sized cookie cutters that I bought from Cox & Cox. It looks great and was suprisingly quick to make - and tasted fantastic too!
I also used some lopi to knit giant bag which I felted in the washing machine and then appliqued for a friend. I was really pleased with the outcome.