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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Gifted Gorgeousness Report for November

 November 15 (at least where I live; it takes a while for other places to get there!) - time for the monthly GG report, hosted  by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching. Anything made with gifted supplies, or made to be gifted, qualifies for inclusion in the GG report.

This will be a very short report. I have not been very productive in the past month. I did frame Bronte's ballerina alphabet (designer Lesley Teare) birth sampler in a purchased frame.

I picked up a crochet hook and some left-over 4 ply cotton, and made a colourful unicorn for Miss 4, who is quite besotted by unicorns. It will be a Christmas gift. This is just the second stuffed animal I've attempted, and the first one ( a dog) was made over 50 years ago. I was amazed at how long it took me ( a week), but I really did enjoy crocheting it. I now have a huge bag of wool stuffing and 5 prs of safety eyes  so I will probably look for another animal to make for another of my great nieces or greatnephews.

I used the free Hobbii pattern for Ea the Unicorn designed by Trina Moeller. I did change the colours (Miss 4 is very much 'into' colours), the horn, and the mane placement.

 While I was in a crochet frame of mind I made a little angel from a pattern by Veronica McRae of Cubby House Kids, which I was gifted for my birthday.  She's about 15 cm (6") tall, and all white because that's the cotton I had available. I spent ages trying to get the hair to sit properly, but eventually just gave up on it. So she's a messy hair angel. I'll love her just the same.  Despite the pic, the angel is white.

I made a second angel using the same pattern and cotton but with a smaller hook. I didn't even try to replicate the hair on the pattern pic; instead I just gave her a simple hairstyle.

Here are the two angels standing together. The colour is truer in this picture. These two are going to an angel-loving friend as a Christmas gift.  I do think I need some too, so there will probably be more angels. 

I also made three more beaded angels using large clear glass beads and findings I was given for my birthday. I may give these to an angel-loving niece, but I am tempted to keep them for myself. These angels are 7.5 cm (3") tall.

And that is all for my November GG report.I can hardly believe there's just one more GG report for this year. Despite all the COVID restrictions, this year has just flown by for me.