Hello, Yarnies <3
Are you having fun? We are now on day eight of our amazing '12 Days of Christmas-CAL'!
Take a look at these wonderful happy-snaps below:
Let's see what we are making for Day Eight!
🎵 On the eighth day of Christmas-CAL, Mrs Yarnish sent to me 🎵
A stack of Santa's Sacks! By Katt Wade of Bluebuggs Handmade.
This is Katt's second design for our Christmas-CAL. Katt went above and beyond and created multiple versions of the multiple colourways for our CAL. If you're a visual person, then Katt's your gal! She has completely taken the guesswork out of 'what your amis will look like if done in colour x'.
Katt has created these adorable little Santa's Sacks, traditional ami style! To make them, you will need to work 'in the round'. You will also need to embrace some of your embroidery skills to stitch the neat little star on the front.
In the first blog post I wrote about Katt's stockings, she answered all my interview questions. I have copied her answers below:
"[The Inspiration behind my design]....I love handmade things for the Christmas tree. To me, they hold more memories and meaning. [These Christmas Stockings] can be personalised with favourite colours and hold secret surprises. 😉🥰"
When working on her design, Katt suggests to:
"count your stitches [and] read the pattern and do what it says."
She also suggests to:
"Use a long scrap yarn as a stitch marker to help keep the start/stop seam straight."
Katt's team is:
"Frosted for sure! Blue IS my FAVOURITE colour! 💙"
Katt also shared her favorite holiday tradition. She said:
"Each of the kids have their special tree ornaments they put on the tree. From the ones they got for their first Christmas, to the ones they made at school, they all go on the tree. On Christmas eve we go driving around, hunting for Christmas lights around the neighborhood [and] baking gingerbread men and we all decorate them."
And her most treasured Christmas Memory is:
"As a child we always went to my Grandad's house. The long trip in the car starting 5am from Coffs Harbour to Sydney (BEFORE all the bypasses) in an old Datsan Bluebird with plastic seats and no air con! But when we got there, all the family came together and we had the most magical time. It was the one time of year I got to be a kid and just do kid things."
We are so in love with these sacks, and we know you will too!
Merry Yarning <3