I'm trying to figure out what to make the girls for Christmas. I think I can probably finish all my commissioned work in the next week or so if I push, which gives me more time than I anticipated to work on personal stuff.
I know that I want to make them some scarves, which probably won't ever be worn, but it's worth a try. This is the pattern I'm thinking about...
Maybe, if I have time, a coordinating hat. Not the usual novelty-type beanies I do, something more "grown up." We'll see. I'm not looking into it seriously until I know I have the time.
Zoe is into giraffes lately. So I want to make her a giraffe. I thought about this:
But it doesn't have a long neck. When we were talking about giraffes today, she said they had long necks and polka dots, so I don't think a short-necked giraffe will do. Then I saw this and I think she'd love the stuff out of it:
I've never made any of this designer's patterns, but I've adored them forever. I think it's about time.
I've had a few ideas for Isabelle, starting with a green kangaroo (if you get that reference, I'll give you a high five), but I think I've settled on this:
She's my little Calvin, for sure. So she needs a Hobbes, I think. Plus, I have soft spot for C&H and need an excuse to make it anyway =)
But Olivia... I'm stumped. I just made her a doll for her birthday. She said she likes cats, but I haven't found a cat pattern that I like. I thought about a mermaid, but that's more Izzy's thing. I can come up with a bunch of Isabelle ideas, but nothing for Olivia. I think I'm just going to have to watch her closely and see if I pick up any clues. Or maybe I'll make this baby, because the feet make me laugh. My child does have big feet (she gets it naturally, I wear size 11)
I've made one of her patterns before... Dotje. And I have a half-finished Jester that I should finish one of these days. Depending on who I end up with in our Christmas name-draw, they might end up with him.
OK.. enough thinking. I need to work on my South Park kiddos. Cartman and Stan are finished. Kenny is armless still and Kyle's hat won't fit and he has no body yet. Before I finish Kenny, I need to stage a picture of him and Michael Myers. I need a "Oh no! They killed Kenny!" shot. Because I'm a dork.