It is so very close now... are you excited? I love Christmas, and there's a lot of excitement in this house. Naomi is as giddy as a kipper and yet she's not entirely sure why :) I think it's the first year that Christmas is starting to mean something to her: 'Mommy, Santa's coming to our house', 'Mommy, we've got to be nice to the presents' (for the last one I think something got lost in translation from 'you've got to be nice to receive presents'!)
I'm still cranking out a few last minute gifts. Here's a another cowl that was a nice one-evening-knit. Yes, it's that Malabrigo Rasta again. It really is divine! Essentially it is this handspun scarf pattern from Phydeaux designs. I knit until I ran out of yarn, and it turned out a great length for a cowl.
I was hoping it would be a good shawl... but I think it is just a bit too short on me. Although the recipient is a teeny tiny sweet lady and I think it might work well that way on her.
I did make some little stocking stuffer gifts, using this 'Pinspiration': 'For your mistletoes' by Supreme Courtney. I really like that she picked names of nail polish that featured something about the recipient. For my version I made these little boxes (using a template and cutting machine from stampin' up) and popped a sparkly bottle of nail polish in each. I'm super happy with how these turned out!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all good things for the New Year.
(Erm, and that is not a blue boobie as one of my friends pointed out... it's a Christmas birdie :))) But now you've read this, if you are like me, you'll see nothing but a blue boobie every time you look at this picture. ha ha. Oh yes, and that is Naomi channeling Jake and the Neverland Pirates 'Yo ho ho'. Not quite Ho ho ho, but I'll take it :o)))