Top 5 'other makes' for 2012

I posted the other day about my top 5 clothing makes but I feel a bit self indulgent so thought I'd also post my top 5 other makes for 2012.

I am not a knitter, so this took me ages to finish, but I loved doing it.  The make coincided with a few trips to the snow so there were a few missed stitches while I knitted in the car, but I'm still proud.  It was a present for on the birth of a little baby girl, Stella.

This is a bit of a cheat as the doll comes as a kit from the Red Thread, well only the face does, so it's not such a cheat.  It was a present for a little girl Lily for her first birthday.
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In September I took a Saturday course by Nicole Mallalieu on putting zippers into bags.  Unfortunately since the course, I have only finished this bag, but the course was great.  I gave this to my mum, who I am very happy to say uses it.. and it looks stylish in the process.  Next year I'm taking another one of Nicole's courses in March: Frame Purses! Yay.

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This little bag has revolutionised my eating habits at work.  Everyday I now take a salad!  It is the perfect size!
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5.  Bird Wings
I made these wings as a present for a little girl Hannah for her 4th birthday.  There were a few wearability issues that I have now worked out.  I really want to make these for my niece Alice for here 5th birthday, but I haven't been able to find the exact fabrics again nor the energy.  Her birthday is at the end of January so I hope I can find my wing mojo as these wings truly are beautiful.
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4 comments:

  1. Shell from SewEnSowDecember 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Hi, so many clever makes here - I love Roxy Longsocks, and as for a lunchbag that's revolutionised your lunches, wow it seems like sewing can change the world! You have a lot of lucky gift recipients in your life.

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  2. Thank you! It does seem silly to say that the lunchbox has revolutionised my lunch, but it really has!!

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  3. You family and friends are really lucky to receive your creative touch :) And I think you can safely claim to be a knitter now, too... the blanket is gorgeous!

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  4. Thanks Carolyn, but I don't think I can claim to be a knitter until I make something with shape! I'm not giving up yet though :)

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