Wednesday, December 15, 2010

swans and gingerbread men

You know how once in a while there is a project that just makes you giddy? Well this lovely swan has made me giddy. I ordered the pattern from Jen at The Fabled Needle. I fell in love with her photo of the project. I had to copy the color of felt and the way she displayed it. (I hope you don't mind, Jen!)
This swan is completely made by hand and it is by far the most fun I have had sewing in quite a while. I really can't give this project enough praise.
I mean, look at those eyes, and that sweet, sweet capelet. A capelet! I really want to make another as a gift. It is just that much fun!

In food news, our kitchen was a bit underused while we were all under the weather. We did manage to make ourselves a treat one day. Have you seen the new gingerbread marshmallows? Yep, gingerbread. Well, the kids and I made some Rice Krispie treats with those marshmallows and then cut them out using a gingerbread man cookie cutter. Get it? Ok, so it is not an earth shattering idea, but it was fun and yummy.
Lucy even made a gingerbread lady by hand. So sweet...
We are planning on making a gingerbread house from scratch in the next week. We have actually never made one. Anyone got any tips?


Jennifer said...

What a pretty little swan! Wish I was crafty like that. Mine would definitely be the ugly duckling if I attempted such! You're very talented. :)

Fiona G. said...

LOVE the swan!! wich is the pattern?
make sure you have lots of gummy bears to decorate your inger bread house with, they taste great together!
.... and then have your neighbors come over with a hammer and "crash" the house in a single swoop!
;) that was fun!

sew nancy said...

I love Jen's swan pattern. It is so pretty and you did a really nice job with it. Where did you get your supplies from?
I don't use a pattern for the leggings but I will put the instructions in the blog as soon I can.

Elizabeth said...

Your swan turned out so sweet! I love Jen's blog and how cute her style is.

Gingerbread men are fun and tasty looking :)

the fabled needle (jen) said...

wow, amy! i LOVE your little swan! of course i don't mind the book display (i adore your book selection, btw). i'm so glad you had makes me want to translate some ideas on paper into new patterns. thank you for the praises. :)

and thank you to everyone with the kind words. you all made my friday! xo

mary anna said...

I would not mind a "swan" gift if it would justify you making another! It is beautiful. I love the "gingerbread men and lady"--too sweet. That girl is going to be as talented as her mother!

Kristi said...

I'm thinking the same thing as Mary Anna. I don't think a girl is ever too old to get a tiny swan princess as a gift. ;)

It's so beautiful Amy! That is my favorite color too sink would have left it like you did.

That tiny gingerbread by Lucy made me smile.

Can't wait to see your gingerbread houses. You should do a replica of your house!!!


Lissa said...

love the swan and your little gingerbread rice crispy treats! have a merry christmas!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that is a lovely swan! My favorite color, too. Thanks for the link, I'll have to buy it asap!

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