Monday, December 17, 2012

Something Finished!

Don't you love the feeling of accomplishment? It's like dropping a weight from your shoulders and standing up straight for the first time in awhile. I have am basking in this short lived feeling for the evening. Short lived because I still have so much to do before Christmas but I've finished a big thing. Enough talking! Here it is!

Four mantis babies! From FiberDoodles. I've made two others using this pattern. It's a great pattern I highly recommend it.

I've been working on these since well before thanksgiving but I could only work on them at night after the girls went to bed.

With Tonka to keep me company while I worked in the basement. Watching movies or tv. But tonight I sewed on the eyes and the antennas.

Then they were done! A labor of love for my aunt, who ordered these back in August and I procrastinated thinking I had enough time, not to worry. Man, that time went by fast! But they are done now, and they leave tomorrow to be given as gifts. But now I'm off to bed, because tomorrow I have to arm myself with my hook and produce some Christmas presents!

They'll miss me, I know. But they're going to good homes. And just for your entertainment...

We went and saw Santa today and both girls loved Santa, Alyssa basically jumped into his lap!, and then tried to stick her fingers in his mouth. Amelia was shy but friendly. Then we couldn't get her to smile. This is the best we could get out of her, I love it anyway.


  1. That is THE BEST Santa photo! Hope you had a great Christmas!

  2. I love your mantis babies! Very cute, crochet toys are my favorite! Loooove the Santa pic! It's always better when kids have a little personality pop through! Hope you guys had a great Christmas!


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