Faiths Christmas gifts 2014

For Christmas this year, I knitted Faith a Gingerbread man. I did it as a knit along on ravelry.

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For more pictures and notes go here

I also made her a hat with knitted birds and fabric flowers on it. I also made an extra bird for her to play with.

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I’ll have to get better pictures of it on her later, but there are more here
I also made her yarn dolls and took pictures for a tutorial in case anyone else wants to make some. They’re really quick and easy.

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Get a piece of cardboard as tall as you want the doll to be. I used one of those Joanns coupon cards I get in the mail. Wrap the yarn around it a lot. I probably did it about 60 or so times.

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Cut the yarn and get another piece and slip it through all the loops and tie at the top. Cut the yarn and turn the knot to the inside. It’s easier to do if you tie it while it’s still on the cardboard.

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At the bottom, the place opposite the knot, cut through all the yarn.

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Fold in half, with the knot at the top and using another piece of yarn, tie around all the yarn for a head.

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Separate a little yarn at the sides for arms and tie a piece of yarn around it at about halfway down and cut the arms to a short distance from the knot.

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Tie another piece for the waist. If you are making the girl you are finished. Unless you want to make a face. I think they look best without them, but Ma had a yarn doll with a circle of white fabric glued on and face painted on and Rebecca just glued googly eyes straight onto it with no mouth :)
If you are making the boy doll, go on to the next steps.
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Separate the skirt in half and tie a piece of yarn near the bottom of both for legs and you are done with the boy.
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I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and that you remember what the reason for the season is.

Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

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