Friday, January 8, 2010

Welcome to a New Year

A new year has begun and I always find for the first week I just like to recover from the holidays. It gives me a chance to make lists of what I would like to accomplish in the coming year. Projects to finish and new ones to start; places to visit and maybe some new skills to learn.

I made some of my gifts this past year and would like to increase the amount in the coming year.
Here are some of them

This little fairy jar was made for my young cousin as a Christmas gift. The jar is an adaptation of the tutorial Nest Baby Project; from Dawn Edmonson. Another great tutorial that was offered on Nancy Green's Artist Class.
fairy jar
Fairy Jar Details
Fairy Jar Details
The text on the tag is as follows:

This little Fairy Jar is a very special jar with Magical wishes for Mommy and Maddison. It also contains loving remembrances from past generations.

The Little fairy is Maddison at 6 months old
The little gold charm was gifted to Grandma from Maddison's Mommy.
The pink crochet lace was made by Maddison's Great Grandma Stanton
The white crochet lace on the lid was made by Maddison's Great, Great Grandma Bartlett

The Magical Jar represents five Generations of Women

I made three sets of these wrist warmers using a pattern I bought from BellaMcBride's Etsy shop. They were Christmas gifts.
Wrist Warmers

Some beaded bookmarks, cell phone charm and charms for Saucy's Christmas Charm swap
Beaded Gifts

And my second crochet Amigurumi Pup that is now the proper size.
amigurumi Pug
Amigurumi Pug3

Wishing everyone a creative new year



LiLi M. said...

Thanks for your wishes Karen! You have been creating a lot! Love the fairy baby jar, you have made a totally different and personal version of Dawns' jar and I love it! Your charms and the amigurumi are too cute too! Have a great weekend!

Maija said...

Happy New Year Karen!! You have been very busy creating beautiful things!!

She'sSewPretty said...

Karen, I saw the jar on flickr. It is even more special now that I know the story behind it. What a treasure! You have made some beautiful things this year!

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Karen a belated Merry Christmas ans Happy New Year to you and your family.
Great idea to be trying to make more gifts for family and friends.

Amy said...

Handmade gifts are the best! I'm sure everyone loved the presents you made for them!

Crafting by Candlelight

The Rose Room said...

oh Karen!!!!!! love your creations, but the fairy jar.......... what an incredibly special gift, crafted and filled with love and history!!!

happy New Year lovely lady!!!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Loving it all...m.

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweet girl.
thanks so much for all your support and kind words. you mean the world to me.
these are all super cute creations. love them.
have a fabulous weekend.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Karen,
That Fairy jar is so sweet and such a wonderful keepsake! Happy New Year to you.
♥, Susan

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Oh I just love your fairy jar. It is so so sweet. I'm sure it was a favorite gift of the recipient. Love your knitted animals. They are just so sweet and cuddly. Beautiful work. Thanks for stopping by... Have a wonderful day.