I'm still plodding along on Christmas gift projects (and probably will be from now until December). I finally decided on the buttons I wanted for Paulie's felted slippers. He's quite a hedgehog lover and these large cloth-covered buttons seemed funky and perfect.
The punk hedgehog:
And his tamer, healthy-eating brother:
While I was at the Institute last week, one of my classmates, who taught the children's program woodworking class, offered to help me make a small cutting board for Elizabeth. The whole process of cutting the board into a nice, organic shape, rounding the edges, sanding and applying mineral oil to seal and shine the wood took about an hour. I'm planning to buy her a paring knife of her own and gift her with the set for Christmas. As much as she enjoys helping me in the kitchen, I think she'll be thrilled.
Elizabeth's sweater is also coming along nicely. I really like the way the cotton and modal blend yarn drapes and has such a nice shine to the yarn. The back is complete and a front panel is currently underway! Slowly, but surely...
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