As some of you may have guessed, I sewed and knit and cooked and crafted an awful lot for Christmas. Most of these items I sent off and wrapped up and gifted without taking photographs because I have been one busy – and often overwhelmed – Little Mama since October. However today on our errands I grabbed a few pictures of a couple of the little ones’ gifts.
As per usual, if you click on the photos my Flickr page will give a little construction background, for those interested.
Phee is actually a Hufflepuff but I had a deep green hi-lo 100% cotton corduroy I was dying to work with. I underlined the coat in wool so it is very warm. It is fully-lined and fixed up with a shiny, “scale”-like snakey vintage button!
AND the Slytherin breast pocket patch. Because it is too cool. No, I did not make it but had it made by SewMagicStitches on Etsy.
I also did not knit Phee’s scarf and mittens (not this time anyway!) but ordered them from nuclearkitten, another Etsy shop. I enjoy supporting other crafters and I try to always link back to them to give them credit.
And then there’s Nels. Nels who I am always wanting to grab up. So I had to make him shark mittens. Because I want to bite him.
By the way, I can’t help but notice Nels’ hat is handknit (I bought it from an alpaca farm in Oregon, a while back), and I sewed him his jacket and his pants. AND on the other side of the crafting gives-a-shit spectrum, Nels’ father “fixed” the cuff-latch button with a safety pin, instead of needle & thread. #boo
The mittens were based off Ravelry’s “Deep Blue Sea” pattern (you have to be a member to see the pattern, I think) and were constructed of 100% wool – except for the yarn used for “teeth” – that was cotton. I really enjoyed these mittens and I think I should make a super-tiny pair for someone. AMIRITE or what
The coat has wool in it too? Damn that must be toasty, especially with a hugging fit.
Yes, it is very much toasty for that reason. But also, lightweight and breathable. The best kind of coat!
Oh – the all of it – is beeeeee—uuuuu—tiful. I hope they save those coats until they are well grown, to give to their own kids or some other child they adore. I had one such precious item, but it was nowhere near as sophisticated or cool as those coats your children are wearing.
One of the parents at J’s school brought hand carved wands to the arts and crafts fair. They were in boxes with aged labels and included the famous and ‘known’ wands, Voldemort’s was there, I didn’t recognize all the others. I got one for J and boy, would he love such a scarf to go with it. I may have to bust one out after I finish my holiday gifts. Yes, I think it is the New Year today and I am still knitting. Ha!
Thank you! We give our hand-me-downs to other families or donate them. If you ever see something you like, speak up and I will try to remember to set it aside for you when we are done. I don’t know if Jasper is littler than Nels or not (Nels is very slender), but certainly you would be getting garments in time for Felix to grow into them.
OMG those wands! That sounds fanfuckingtastic!