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Sunday, November 7, 2010

CraftmeetupbuttonI attended the SE Michigan Crafters Meetup, hosted by Rae of Made-By-Rae last Thursday night. It was so much fun to meet up with other local crafters and work on things with company, rather than in solidtude (I miss my weekly craft nights with Catherine now that she's living in Germany).

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Photo by Rae (more photos can be found on her post here)

Every year, around November, I find myself signing up for some sort of holiday ornament/craft swap (200620072009). I always imagine myself having tons of free time to make cute little gifts to swap and it always turns into a time crunch to get everything completed in time. This year, I was determined to have things turn out differently and give myself extra time to prepare.

I brought an ornament project with me to work on for the evening and I spent lots of time with my trusty seam ripper because I could not get sew the ornaments perfectly in line with the template. Trust me...there were lots of very oddly shaped skate boot attempts. Fortunately, I finally got into the groove of things, though, by the end of the night.

Ice Skate Ornaments for Small Fox Ornament Swap
After making a trip to Joann to get Pearl Cotton and pom pom trim, I was able to put the finishing touches on these ornaments (pattern and directions here). These little skates are finished ahead of time (yay!) and I'm hoping they reach their destination of the Second Annual Small Fox Ornament Swap safely.

Ice Skate Ornaments for Small Fox Ornament Swap

Ice Skate Ornaments for Small Fox Ornament Swap

30 comments

  1. Oh my gosh! Those are adorable!

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  2. oh my god these are sooo cute!!!!

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  3. I have to agree with Tong and Trisha, these are totally cute! I like that they look so crisp and bright. They'll really stand out on the Christmas trees!

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  4. These are amazing! So adorable.

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  5. Those ice skates are the cutest things! I love them. Who would have thought to use paper clips? Clever people, of course.

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  6. it was so great to meet you on thursday. thanks for putting up with my loud machine. I've been following your blog for a while now, but didn't match you to the blog until this morning :)

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  7. Love your skates!!
    I wish I would have known earlier about the meet up...have to watch for it next year!

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  8. Those are so cute! They would be adorable as an embellishment on packages. Isn't crafting with friends the best?

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  9. Darn it - I wish I'd known you were going to be there, I thought about going and decided not to. I'm in Livonia every single Thursday night as it is, lol! Your ornaments are just darling.

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  10. Very cute and so small! I think I would go blind trying to work on such a small scale.

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  11. these are seriously the cutest ornaments ever! and, as always, you chose the exact perfect colors. fabulous!

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  12. Adorable! Your signature colors too! I made some of these a few years ago, but I sewed them by hand and didn't use a pattern! Not sure which would be easier by the sounds of your experience :) On another note, I am jealous... I want a crafty meet-up on this side of the state!

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  13. OMG! These are the cutest things ever! I love the incorporation of the safety pin. So smart!

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  14. Love the ice skates. Really cute! And I miss craft nights too! You could always come over here and have one though.....I've finally almost got the sewing room organized and set-up. Just waiting for a thread rack to come from America ;o)

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  15. Those are awesome skates! Love the colors, so bright and fun! A craft night sounds great, wish I had one here.

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  16. Those are great! Love the green ones!! I missed out on the Craft night - didn't get back from puppy class in time...hopefully I'll be at the next one! Is the Brighton Modern quilt guild still going? I'd like to pop in on that too!
    Thanks! Judy

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  17. completely adorable!
    love the jewel tones. (have i mention before how much i love your color choices?!?)

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  18. Those little skates are adorable!

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  19. I need some spare time. This are CUTE!

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  20. Rebekah, those are the cutest darn things I have seen a while. I think I need to make some too!

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  21. These are so freakin cute. I'm going to have to try these when I learn how to sew!

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  22. These skates are adorable! So freaking cute! They would make a darling garland too.

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  23. These are so cute I have to give them a try at xmas.

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  24. Rebekah, I was so happy to see this post. I have had a pair of these that I hang on my coat every year since I was about 4 years old (34 years)! Just LOVE them!!! Happy Skating! - tracy

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