Holiday Gifts Part 1

November 30, 2009
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Okay, let me first start by saying if you are in my family and have already read the DO NOT VISIT MY BLOG email, then SHAME on you for peeking.  Look away now before any harm is done… go on now… you will see soon.  Hugs to you, but go… go now!

Okay, now to you my lovely blogsters… I thought I would start showing you some of my handmade holidays that I am embarking on this year in hopes to inspire you to do the same.  I made these cute headbands for all the little girls.  I love how they turned out.  I just got several stems of silk flowers and promptly yanked them all apart and then hot glued them all back together until I felt like they were full enough for my liking.  Then I hot glued them onto an elastic headband.  I tried sewing them on, but they were just too thick and I nearly lost a finger when I tried.  Seriously.  It wasn’t pretty.

I stumbled on this (the giraffe at the bottom) not long ago and thought is was just oh so cute and would be totally fun for my little girl.  So, I am trying, but not sure if I am thrilled about it so far.  I mean… that lady’s is so cute and adorable.  Mine is just… well… you can see for yourself…

So, what do you think (note: the ear is not attached and the snout is not attached or stuffed yet… they are just on there with pins.  The eyes are just pins too.  Really only the tail is attached and the body is stuffed)?  Do I keep on it and see how it turns out, or do I stop before I get in too deep?  My husband says that he doesn’t think it looks like a giraffe at all and is calling it a “gironkey”  (cross between a giraffe and a monkey… he thinks he’s so funny).  I can’t seem to finish her off.  I tend to lose steam on a project when I’m not in love.  So, I need some encouragement… or an excuse to quit.

So, on a side, but also related note… I haven’t been able to sew as much because an old shoulder injury has been acting up.  Boo!  BUT, I found this amazing Kinesiologist/Chiropractor.  I went to see her today and I am totally PUMPED that she is going to be able to not only help me with my shoulder, but also my knees and just all around healthier life style.  So, maybe I’ll be back at it full force before long.  Whew Hew!

Anyway, be back on Wednesday because I am going to be having a GIVEAWAY!  See you then.

Ta for now!

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2 Responses to Holiday Gifts Part 1

  1. K. Anne on December 2, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I think it would look better if the front legs (which aren’t on yours yet) were lower down on the bottom and more in line with the back ones in a more giraffe like way. Do you have a lighter circle color that you can put over the orange to better highlight the face? Also maybe move the ear higher up on the head.

    I hope you continue on!

  2. Tina Stalnaker on November 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Love the headband idea…my Ella LOVES THEM!

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