Viking Hats and Fairy Bag Crafts

Happy second day of Winter my lovely readers!

The Winter Solstice was yesterday, and you know what that means!? The darkest day of the year is behind us! Yesterday was chocked full of crafting, baking, and running around as I got ready for the approaching holidays!

My morning started off with baking some cinnamon apple muffins and washing them down with some cinnamon apple tea. What a great way to start the morning off right?!

After breakfast, I had to work on finishing up a hat and beard and putting the horns onto the hat. Sadly, that took up most of my morning yesterday, and it didn’t get done until late last night.

I had to take a break in between putting the horns on the Viking hat I was making so that I could go and deliver some Yuletide presents to a good friend of mine. After I came back home, I got right back to work on the hat. It was worth the time it took because the hat looks amazing!

The Viking hat and beard, along with the matching gloves, were made as a Christmas gift for some friends who lived up north. (A great gift to give someone who lives in freezing cold temperatures all year round!)

After I had finished with the Viking hat and beard, I was free for the rest of the month to work on whatever I wanted! This was a really good feeling because I wasn’t pressured to work against time, or in between classes, or stop my projects to go to work, etc.. Instead, last night I just played around with some yarn and came up with some cute ideas for my February crafts.

You see, a local shop called ‘Elements’ is having me be the ‘artist of the month’. This is where they have a local crafter bring in their items to sell for a month, at no charge. People bring in all sorts of things like jewelry, paintings, handmade ice cream cones made from fabric, and soon, my fairy bags and love bombs!

Last night, I was playing around with the fairy bags that I am making to sell there, and I came up with these beauties!

I started off with just the flowers, but my mother thought that they looked too much like bellybuttons (she wasn’t wrong). So I added some leaves to spruce them up and now they look adorable! I’ve been having fun experimenting with different flower colors and different bag string colors, but it’s been fun to actually do something of my own and experiment with yarn again!

There is still much to be done before Christmas (THREE DAYS AWAY!!!) and all of my presents still need to be wrapped. So with that, I guess I better go and get my wrapping done!

As always, smile, have an amazing day, and stay warm my northern friends!

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