|The Pacifist Army, mid construction.|
I adapted the pattern, so all of them were different and none of them have a tie. Corbyn does not wear a tie. A couple of them also got bonus hats thrown in as well and I’ve since received some lovely pictures and feedback – it’s good to see them adorning their respective Christmas trees. What a world we live in.
Keeping with the Christmas theme, I also made a super cute patchwork reindeer from a free pattern from Sew Magazine. I really enjoyed making it, and it worked up relatively quickly. I like making cuddly toys but they are a little bit fiddly. I think he ended up with a nice character and he has also already gone to his forever home to be part of the family’s Christmas decoration tableaux.
I received a text message last night confirming that he was a big hit – so much so he had been carefully tucked up on the sofa at bedtime by one of the children. Now if that doesn’t give you a big hit of Christmas cheer then I don’t know what will.
I’ve also been keeping up with my crochet, notably through my guerilla crochet experience at the Palace of Westminster, which I wrote about here if you missed it. I can’t tell you what I was making though, as that was a Christmas gift which has not yet been given!
Alongside that I have been crocheting for a lovely lady I met through the ABW Network, Ann Marie Topham. Ann Marie is a fabulous travel counsellor and offers some great bargains, so do check out her facebook page. She’s always wanted crochet blankets, so I’ve been more than happy to oblige.
I designed this small throw for her and now am working on a kingsize throw in her favourite colours. Making things that are appreciated is so lovely and I have so much fun doing it! Today I’ll be taking my crochet on the bus to Nottingham (on my way to see DEF LEPPARD – so excited) and make some more squares for Ann Marie’s afghan. Fabby!
What have you been crafting in this festive period?