Completed “secret” craft projects!
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I finished making my Christmas gifts in August this year. I hope everyone who receives my gifts are appreciative of the time and love I put into everything I made!

Mia's hat I made this very cute little hat for my cousin’s baby granddaughter. It wasn’t a Christmas present, just a “because” present! I was pleased with how it turned out, but it wasn’t a fun hat to make because I used the baby fuzzy yarn. It all had to be done by feel since you couldn’t see the stitches. Needless to say I’m not too interested in using that yarn again!

20130910_185953  20130910_190009  A couple of Christmas’s ago I made my daughter-in-law an afghan from the stash of yarn I’d been “saving” since my mother-in-law had died (you can see it here: with some of the yarn. This year I made my son an afghan with more of the yarn as well as some of my own yarn I’d been “hoarding” in a tote in the garage attic!!! (I knew it would come in handy one day so you really can’t call it hoarding if you use it, right?!!!) I’d seen the pattern on Pinterest and figured it would be a good afghan for a man! I love how it turned out! It’s pictured here on my king size bed.

Laura lunchbag.1  Laura lunchbag.2  I made my daughter-in-law a little bag to be used for her lunch or anything she would need to carry to work. It’s lined and completely washable! And, of course, it’s in her favorite colors!

Laura cat towels  I also knitted her some refrigerator towels (okay, actually I only knitted the top of the towel). The way I see it, you can never have enough of these! And cats are her favorite so they were perfect for her  (and these cats kinda look like Smokey and Lea)!

Mom's shrug  Now that my mom is getting older, and she lives in an area that gets really cold in the winter, I made her another shrug this year (here’s the post showing the one I made her last year: This year’s shrug is more of a structured jacket with defined sleeves, unlike last year’s which just had slits for her to put her arms through.  She can change them up depending on what color she wants to wear that day!

740  I made this quilted Christmas table runner for my daughter. Of course, I did it all by hand – no sewing machine used (my mother-in-law always told me that quilts should never be done using a sewing machine and I’m honoring her by making all my quilts by hand – yes, it takes much longer but that’s okay! She made almost 50 before she died and they were all done by hand). The Christmas scenes were in my mother-in-laws fabric stash which my father-in-law gave me after she died.

742  743  I crocheted this bag for my daughter. After making one for myself, I decided they needed to be lined so I found this pretty floral fat quarter which matched the yarn perfectly!

20140101_103614_3  604  Finally, I crocheted this scarf for Tracy. I’d love to tell you what the name of the pattern is but I can’t find it anywhere – not on my computer or in the stack of printed patterns I have. One day I’ll find it {fingers crossed}!

Now that it’s 2014, I’ve already started my list of homemade Christmas gifts! I don’t know how I’ll top 2013′s gifts, but I’ll give it my best short!

Happy New Year!

Anita @ 12:27 pm

% Comments for 'Completed “secret” craft projects!'

    March 1, 2014 | 10:32 pm

    Anita, if I bring a couple of towels, could you show me how to crochet the tops. I can crochet, just need to know how to start off and get the shape.

    I have quite a few of the rectangular hand towels, so could bring a couple and some yarn. What hook should I bring? Then I can join up with the group on the TA as well.

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