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I made this for an upcoming birthday. It still needs pressing to sort out the curved hem but I like it. No fastenings due to the cross over front. I have another to make for another 2 year old, but will opt for short sleeves as the semi-cap sleeves were a bit fiddly in that size!

I just hope the recipient’s parents don’t mind the homemade aspect, or the fact the blue is a lovely drapey fabric but creases like buggery. I wouldn’t want to be ironing a 2 year old’s clothes! :look:
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Grandparents are getting lots of homemade stuff this Christmas, the lucky people! Candles and tie-dyed canvas bags are done, and there’s soap to be made. However, today was needle cases. I copied one I bought at a craft fair years ago.

Plus a random tree decoration that Elvis made. :look:
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Is nobody else crafting at the moment? Nothing being started for Christmas?

I wanted to make something for one of my former team, but am not sure I’d get a blanket done before she goes on ML. I’ve made this bib, but the off-kilter lines annoy me. I’ve lined up the grain but the printed lines aren’t horizontal to it! I have a couple more cut and some other fabric to try, so we’ll see.
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I’m still doing my baby blanket - since I decided to give it to the second couple, whose baby has not yet arrived, the pressure has been off.

I attached the felt backing all round the edge last weekend, and the only thing left to do is to secure the backing to the crochet with catch stitches in the centre of the blanket. I think I’ll probably put in a stitch at each 4-square intersection.

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I made a maggot :lol:

Well, a maggot, a pupa and then some wings and a hat to turn it into a fly.
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The bib is cute! What’s the story behind your make, Kleio?

Crafting has been causing me stress because there’s so much other stuff to do. Also, because Mr Sax is working at home, I feel I need to appear busy! :lol: I also lost my mojo a bit because I don’t know what to make or who would appreciate something. Anyway, then I realised that I keep propping a door open with a roll of carpet so now I’m crocheting a door stop.

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Elf just wanted one. He’s ordered a snail and some butterflies too.

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Maggot :love:

I decree my crafting *is* busy, but I know what you mean Cerise. It helps I’m usually making for the girls or a gift for one of P’s friends. I’d be less inclined to start something for me before the washing up was done!

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Really poor photographs as I had to hurriedly send someone to the Post Box* with these this evening so they’d make the morning pick up but here’s the start of some Halloween stuff.


I’ve bagged them inside the parcel and told the person to quarantine/spray them. Do you think that’s enough?
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I love those, Kleio. Particularly the pumpkin.

I’ve been meaning to make some fabric pumpkins/squashes for the last couple of years but have failed. I suspect I won’t get round to it this year either.

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I make fabric ones using old men’s shirts and tartan and tweed I’ve picked up in charity shops.

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Oh, using tartan and tweed is such a good idea and adds to the autumnal feel. If you have a tried and tested method for constructing them please feel free to share, perhaps I will make an effort and do it this year.

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I pretty much do this method but I make the sizes fit whatever fabric I’ve got as long as the width is double the height.

https://madetosew.com/diy-easy-fabric-pumpkin-tutorial/

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Kleio wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:41 pm
I pretty much do this method but I make the sizes fit whatever fabric I’ve got as long as the width is double the height.

https://madetosew.com/diy-easy-fabric-pumpkin-tutorial/

The trick is to get on first name terms with a couple of charity shops and ask them to put damaged ones to one side for you instead of the rag bag they use. Shirts with buttons missing etc.

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I found a bandana bib pattern as an alternative to the old-fashioned bib one. I also cut out the fleece for Sproglette’s dressing gown and used some spare binding to make a blanket from the leftovers.

What do you think of the crown in Christmas fabric as a replacement for paper hats?
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I love the crown!
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The crown is brilliant.

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I might do some for Christmas then.

I have three of these to do, but fortunately just one for now. I do not like putting zips on fleece. :))
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You’ve been very productive! I love the crown and think that Christmas ones are an excellent idea.

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Love the crown, and the sleeping bag!

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