It’s that time of year again. So many gifts to make, so little time! I have now officially made everything, printed and written out my cards, wrapped everything (which took almost a whole day) and now I can stop caring. I’m putting off decorating as long as possible, because frankly, it’s a hassle. I have started baking though – that always helps me feel festive. And stressed. Which is like festive.
Anyway, I thought I’d share one of my more unusual things that I’ve made for a Christmas gift – a Volus from Mass Effect! It’s super cute. I found the pattern on ravelry here, but sadly the link to the pattern no longer works. I didn’t copy her exact steampunk style of adding cogs and kept it fairly plain.
The other thing I’ve been making is actually for myself for once! I saw this simple pattern for a crochet backpack made by The Chilly Dog and thought it might look good with a couple of creative tweaks to make it into Totoro, coz who doesn’t love Totoro?! I need to add some googly eyes to the black balls to make the dust mites, but otherwise I’m happy with it. It has a pocket on the inside too, because all bags and trousers should have pockets!
Next week I’ll show off this year’s Christmas cards. They’re a perfect combination of my crafting and my partner’s way with words …