I’m a Lumberjack

The birthday party went well, and the mama-made gifts were a hit—phew!

In the wee-est hours of the morning of the party (and I mean that very literally), I whipped up a couple of Lumberjack Hats for two little monkeys. (The big sister needs something of her own to open, you know.)

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They are made using fleece and sherpa, and because of the small amount needed, are quite inexpensive. They’re also much simpler than they appear once deconstructed.

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The tutorial is here; my only word of warning is that there will be a lot of measuring involved, as there are no actual pattern pieces included. (And mind your mathematics; she doesn’t point out a couple of the measurements that need to be adjusted if you resize the other bits.)

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The ornaments were packaged up with some goodies: vanilla chai tea mix, pumpkin spice hot chocolate mix, and some tiger fudge.

Goodies

Some “bakery bags” from the dollar store were a very economical way of wrapping everything up, with an ornament to decorate the outside. I’ve got to make the rounds to distribute the last few today.

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And with only a sweater vest and a few small other bits to stand in my way, Christmas is indeed almost here. Ho, ho, ho!

5 Responses to “I’m a Lumberjack”
  1. linda says:

    What adorable hats…haha…I want one for myself!

    written on December 20th, 2010, at 10:47 am
  2. Lola Nova says:

    Seriously, you are a wonder! I can’t believe how much you get accomplished with two little ones! I love the hats, they are fantastic!

    written on December 20th, 2010, at 12:16 pm
  3. Lauren says:

    Those hats are the BEST!

    written on December 20th, 2010, at 2:43 pm
  4. elk says:

    merry Christmas my friend..what cute hats, so warm and happy looking

    written on December 21st, 2010, at 11:55 am
  5. Glenda says:

    The lumberjack hats are cute, but the lumberjack hat *models* are uber-adorable!!!

    written on December 23rd, 2010, at 5:16 am
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