The last few months I was busy getting as many things done as I could for the holiday sale at Glory Days a few weeks ago. All of them are white, or shades of white. I had already finished loads of owls, so I didn't make any more of those. The next item I focused on was some felted dove ornaments. It took me a while to figure out the pattern for these ones, mostly because I had to felt them before I knew whether or not they looked the way I wanted them to.
|Here are all of the dove attempts, the first on the far left and the final on the far right.|
|Dove attempt #1: I stuffed the dove before felting, and it didn't felt as much as it would have otherwise. A little too fat and short in addition to not being stuffed tightly. Also the wings flap around sort of awkwardly.|
|Dove attempt #2: I over compensated a bit and made it too long and skinny. I sewed down the wings on this one, which I liked the look of, but it still wasn't quite right.|
|Dove attempt #3: The shape is closer to what I was looking for, though the head is a bit big for the body. I didn't even sew wings on this one because I wasn't happy with the body.|
|Dove attempt #4: I liked the way this one turned out. Head and body are in proportion and the wings look good. I was looking for the tail to turn up a bit, so there's one more version, but I like this one too.|
|Dove attempt #5: Finally! I ended up with the dove that I had intended to make! I made several of this version.|
The next big item on my to do list was Christmas stockings. Using a picture of a vintage pattern I saw on etsy, I designed my own. I made several for Glory Days as well as posting one in my etsy shop.
|Detail of the top of the stocking|
|The stocking looks nice hanging on a brick mantle.|
I also made a few sets of washcloths and tied them up with a ribbon. They are also a shade of white to go with the theme.
|Lovely set of washcloths.|
|All the white holiday items boxed an ready to go.|
|I did one mini version of the stocking as well as some more basic stockings, both shown here on display at Glory Days.|
|Large stockings on display.|
|Washcloths looking nice all bundled up.|
Now onto knitting Christmas gifts for family members. Less than a month left! I can't believe it!