Looks like 2018 was the year of the handmade toy for me!

I love making things for my daughter. There is nothing quite like seeing Claudia wear something I’ve made just for her, but as nice as handmade clothes are, it’s the toys that really get her attention! I’d definitely feel like I was letting her down if I didn’t make something for her birthday (it can be an ugly-crying snotty mess when mummy guilt and lofty ideals collide over a Pinterest board of dreams!).

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So that was Christmas!

Phew! I made it! A few things had to be scaled back to something more manageable given the timeframe, but I did manage to make all the presents for my family and friends this year. I did cheat a little as some people got things I’d made for my stall at the craft fair, but hey! That still counts!

I did several versions of this hat and this scarf in various yarns in such a short space of time I think I could make them in my sleep now. There was a minor problem with the sizing of a couple of the hats. One was supposed to be for my brother but was too small. It was, however, a perfect fit for my 10 year nephew… but his hat was too small so I’ll probably sell that one on my next craft fair stall in February. Oh well, I guess it all comes full circle in the end. My brother has requested a scarf to replace his hat, and I’m working on that now.

Some of this year's crocheted goodies

Some of this year’s crocheted goodies

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