There are 5 making days until christmas

I was saying to the lovely bee, pea and kylie yesterday that the stuff I love about a lot of the blogs I visit are the many and varied craft projects that people throw themselves into. Big-P likes to check out technical blogs all about code and hard drives and clever little apps whereas I like to see felt and knitting and magnets and glue and stuff. So in the style of the queen of craft, Megan, I bring you some crafty gals doing cool stuff:
I mentioned a while back that I had picked up a copy of Martha Stewart Kids and how happy this made me. One of the articles inside is a step by step guide to making sock dogs which I ooo-ed and ahh-ed at but dismissed as being too hard to even contemplate. But Anna has gone and done it! She has kindly put up some pics of her beautiful sock dog Pickleberry.

Next year I am going to attempt to make all gifts. This year I can barely even get organised enough to get my Christmas shopping done, let alone bundle it up and send it off in time to get to overseas relatives. One thing I must keep in mind is glass etching as explained by Isabelle. I would love to make an etched mirror for someone.

Erica impresses me no end with her pure energy for the craft project. I wished she lived in Melbourne so I could send her to that shop where I found Amelia’s christmas doll because it is loaded with felty goodness. Check out Erica’s stocking stuffed with funny dogs.

And because, in my opinion, felt is this season’s chenille (or corduroy or something!) I have to point you to ljc’s gift for her grandma.

Although Gayla doesn’t have a photo of it, the bag she made for her cousin sounds so completely fabulous. This entry makes me want to never buy another gift ever again. I think I am going to start making stuff in January in preparation for next year. Also, Gayla has an article on plant related gift projects up at You Grow Girl.