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November 29, 2011

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Reindeer Wine Bottle Cover Edition

By Betty Crafter

If any of you follow me over at Betty Crafter you already know that I attempted that cute elf cardholder I mentioned last time.  It was not my finest moment in crafting.  Consequently I had a bit of the wind taken out of my crafting sails.  But I pushed through my disappointment  to try to redeem my good name and show you something I could be proud of this time!

I decided to try the reindeer wine bottle cover on this pattern I showed you last time:

I was initially keeping my hopes low because I was dealing with incomplete instructions and pattern pieces that were falling apart:

But Little Betty was there to help me trace them onto sturdier paper:

And my loyal pooch offered his opinions from his constant spot by my side:

So with spirits buoyed I soldiered on and made adjustments and executive decisions when I had to.


I actually quite like it!  I mean, what’s not to like when felt and miles of ric rack are involved?  I used white instead of yellow ric rack as called for, and I think I like the outcome better.  That also meant I had to improvise the ric rack colors for the antlers, which I’m also pleased with.  The pattern and instructions for his bow tie were missing, so I plan to make one from black velvet ribbon (whenever I find my stash!)

I think this would make a killer hostess gift during the holiday season.

Now that I’ve got some crafting confidence back, what to try next??

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5 Responses to This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Reindeer Wine Bottle Cover Edition

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  3. Andrea Reply

    December 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I am soooooo behind on my internets. Anyway, I LOVE how this turned out, Betty! Nothing says retro like miles and miles of rickrack, IMO! Looks like Little Betty is an awesome helper, too!

    PS – your doggie is adorable! 🙂

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      December 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      I posted that pic of little Rudy for you Andrea!

  4. Mason Reply

    December 4, 2012 at 2:43 am

    any chance of sharing that pattern?

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