Holiday Crafting Pics & more

This year, like every year, I crafted my way through many of my gifts.  it’s not always possible to make gifts for everyone … but I do try.  I like the touch of handmade, and the items are created specially for each person.  So here’s some of this year’s goodies.

Dishcloth-3-1209A Crocheted scarf made from one skein of 100% sugar cane fiber yarn.  It’s super soft and silky and not too heavy for my warm weather family. The scarf pattern came from Craftsters

Then a knitted dishcloth as we’re all trying to become more “green”
HoboBag1A Soap Tree, idea from Martha Stuart!   Made of glycerin soap in different colors and stacked to make a pretty and useful tree.

Victorian-Santa-HatAnd then there’s the bag .. a copy of a Nordstrom’s bag with a hand braided handle in Chocolate and Turquoise.

Of course, since my family celebrates Christmas, we need Santa hats!


And then the remainder of the soap from the trees got swirled into these very cool marbled soap bars using a technique I got from Brambleberry’s Soap Queen TV

I had a great time making everything, and I hope that everyone who got goodies enjoyed them!