We are joining in with Tanya at Plain and Joyful Living for the Handmade Holiday with crisp October morning. And I do mean crisp - frost is glittering on the grass, and windshields may need a solid defrosting this morning!
But hey, it does start to bring rise to a holiday spirit - and snow is even on this week's forcast!
It has been a great week for crafting on our little corner of Vermont. I have been continuing to work on the green shawl that I will be gifting come Christmas, but its growth has been slow. The pattern is much more intricate than others I have worked on, and I need to keep a constant eye on the instructions. Definitely not a project for when the kiddos are raising a ruckus.
I have continued to work on felting and am really excited on how it is turning out. This week I took on a small project, that is actually part of a fall birthday gift, but is good practice for the slippers I have planning.
Using some left over woolen yarn from a past venture, I crocheted this little bag and flower. Once complete, they dove to a hot washer until shunk and felted to a near solid fiber. It will be used to hold the birthday gift (which, sadly, is not handcrafted), but I am excited that I was able to craft a little keepcake instead of spending a few dollars on a paper gift bag that would eventually end up in the recycling.
For more great ideas for a Handmade Holiday, stop on over at Tonya's site, Plain and Joyful Living. I will see you there!