Thursday, January 1, 2009

December Birthdays

Ever since our younger daughter was born three days after Christmas, I've had the challenge of making that day special even though it follows one of the most gift-laden days of the year. I've also had a special spot for anyone else who has their birthday that month. My sister came up with the best idea for celebrating: a half birthday! She threw a party for Catherine when she was visiting her cousins one June, and that made a very special memory. I've already shared photos of our birthday brunch but not of the "dumpling" bag I made. It was an experiment, really, to see what would happen when two different yarns are felted. In my opinion, it really does look like a dumpling, but I prefer the shape of Sharon Dreifuss's original pattern that I made earlier.
Dumpling Bag
One of my work friends and her daughter also have December birthdays. I made a vintage apron for Debbie from a Vanilla House pattern called Four Corners.
Four Corners Apron!
Then for Angelina I made this cute hat that was in the holiday 2008 issue of Knit Simple. It was fun to finally use my new pom pom maker!
Drawstring Hat


Plays with Needles said...

You really have done a great job making all of your presents! I really like that cute hat from Knit Simple. I love all your other hats too! I think those will need to be on my list for the guys next year..

Linda said...

Hi Judy...I've been catching up with your blog. You have been so busy making lovely things for your friends and family - and I love that dumpling bag! I'm glad you had a good Christmas.
I hope 2009 is a great year for you all.
Linda x

Pat said...

As Moms we work hard to separate Christmas from Birthdays! My son is 18 today (Jan 2nd) and they do appreciate the effort!

I am inspired by all you make!

I have the pattern for the apron too. Did it go together easy? and

what type of yarn do you use to felt?

Lapplisor said...

Dear Judy
I find the birthdays very beautiful after Christmas.
The family has to celebrate time this day.
My grandchild became at the 28.dezember 3 years :-)
You show beautiful gifts again, and the many caps are so beautiful!
Have a beautiful year! ♥☼♥Barbara♥☼♥