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This was a very handmade holiday. Lots of pirate~y hats for various little (and not so little) ones.

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Though the gifts were done a couple weeks before Christmas, I still seemed to be quite busy.

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We are currently running into many walls in our search for any financial assistance we can get to buy a house. The American Dream is starting to resemble just that…a dream.

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But the hats are cute.

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This is my favorite, for my beautiful young cousin, Sade.

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I even made her matching fingerless gloves.

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So one of the things keeping me so busy just before Christmas was Kyla’s new coat.

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I finished the day before Christmas.

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I am working on Vada’s now, and a pattern will be coming out with the completion of hers.

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Kyla just loves her new coat that Mommy knitted for her.

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This leads me to the subject of my next post (tomorrow hopefully), patterns! I have so many designs on scraps of paper here and there. I just wrote up one and started testing it this week. I have decided to get serious with this. I am going to get myself all set up and organized and try for one pattern every one or two days. Sketch them well, write them up, make a small mock up, and start the testing. I am finding testers over on Ravelry in my group,  but I will also post up here with a link for each one when I am looking for testers. *ETA ~ I now test patterns in a secret group on Facebook* I will post them again here when they are done with a link to the pattern on Ravelry for sale. I will still keep my prices reasonable (at least I feel they are reasonable), I will not raise them just because we need a down payment for a house. It is my goal to be able to start posting the tested patterns for sale in the beginning of February, and to get my shop really going with a decent amount of inventory as quickly as possible. I think I will also sell the patterns on Etsy.

So that is my way to do what I can to help with $, but still be home with the girls, and still do what keeps me happy.

Wish me luck!

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