DIY yourself a merry knit with Missguided

Little Me wears: A Missguided jumper*, River Island skirt and New Look boots.

As you'll probably have gathered from reading this blog, I'm not really a crafty soul so you can imagine my face when Missguided emailed me asking if I'd like to take part in their Crafty Christmas jumper competition by making one myself. If I'm being honest, it takes me as long to thread a needle as it would somebody to knit a jumper, but with my wardrobe lacking anything Christmassy I thought it was about time that I sorted these two issues. And I would learn to sew (funny, considering I took textiles at school - amen to the superglue!). Plus what better excuse than getting Little R dressed up into his Christmas hat that's slightly too big for him, and his big ears.


As a child I spent many hours cutting out those little garland people, so with a little help from Mama and her super duper steady cutting skills (I'm a pretty shaky person!) we made four little gingerbread men and spruced them up with Christmas hats and pretty little bows to finish them off. But we felt we couldn't stop there and after discussing our pet hate for printed tops with plain backs, we begun the same process again, and those four little gingerbread men soon turned into cheeky chappies from the back of the jumper! Mama definitely sewed their bumcracks in - for added effect she said. And you know what? I'm pretty chuffed with how it turned out. Although I feel it's slightly lacking some pretty glitzy charms and after browsing Charms Direct I feel that maybe I need to purchase a few to give it that final sparkle that Christmas is all about. Either that, or I'll end up buying a charm - because hey, this Christmas I'm a changed lady.


And so with us being pretty pleased as punch (and pretty much wearing it all the time now!) we've decided that we quite like sewing and getting crafty. I'm already raiding my wardrobe to see what's next to customise!
If you like our jumper, and think that we deserve to win (there's definitely some good ones in there for sure) then you can simply like our photo here. Whether we win or not, we're taking our cheeky gingerbread men for a right merry Christmas this year and maybe, just maybe, think that Little R could have a matching one...

25 comments

  1. So super duper cute! You look gorgeous!

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  2. I'M VOTING JUST FOR THE BUMCRACKS.

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  3. The santa hat for your cat is the cutest thing! x
    http://lornaswishingwell.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I LOVE your creation! So cute - definitely off to vote in the moment :) I would have loved to taken part in that comp, despite not being a fashion blogger - tis right up my street. xx

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  5. You got my vote this morning little 'un. Good luck! x

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  6. So cute, love the gingerbread men! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. That sweater is TOO adorable! xo

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  8. For someone that's not very crafty you made an amazing jumper! I'd buy it!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  9. You did an amazing job gal! love it :) xx

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  10. N'awww I like yours the best. And gingerbread have the YUM factor, which is extra kudos points to you obviously. <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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  11. Eeep, so cute!

    bisous,
    www.bighipsredlips.com

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  12. This is the cutest jumper ever!! And wearing it with that skirt is a stroke of genius xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

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  13. Both look way too cute
    You've got my vote :)

    Really wish my animals would let me put santa hats on them!


    Taz and Bear

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  14. Ahh, what a cute idea for a Christmas jumper!

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  15. CAT ON A LEAD! always makes me giggle as does the comment about gingerbread man bums xx

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  16. Such cute photos, and i love that jumper, so cool!

    Julia x

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  17. Oh my god katy! You've just inspired me to do this! Im desperate for a christmas jumper for friday and i really dont want to buy one haha I have a red jumper and i have a gingerbread template volia! x

    heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.com

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  18. That's a really cute jumper well done! The buttcracks definitely add something - magic mike gingerbread men edition!
    Cath x
    square marshmallow

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  19. Oh, such a cute cat and besides that you look great:) You can really wear a leather skirt, because I think I have too short legs, even though I love a leather skirt with a sweater.

    http://www.carrymystyle.com/Oh-Land-give-me-great-style

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  21. Kittyyy! I'm so jealous, I can't get one whilst I'm at uni :(
    Love the jumper, so cute! Have voted for you x

    Lost and Found Club

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  22. Despite what you said about your crafting abilities, I never would have believed you otherwise if you told me that you weren't super crafty! I absolutely love what you did with the gingerbread man, especially the back of the jumper. It turned out great!

    Melanie
    Lace and Combat Boots | a life + style blog

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  23. I love your jumper, I really do BUT Little R completely steals the show here O M actual G!!!!! The cutest thing I have seen this Christmas. x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  24. Such a cute idea! Also, your cat is adorable! x

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