Tuesday, December 16, 2008

8th Day Of Christmas

On the 8th Day Of Christmas I finished sewing...

8 more new felt foods.
Churo cinnamon sticks, Meatloaf & Gravy, Pear, Baked Potato, Roast Beef Lunch Meat, Turkey Lunch Meat, Crackers, Cheese Slices (for on top of crackers).

Monday, December 15, 2008

9th Day Of Christmas

On the 9th day of Christmas I finished sewing...

9 Sets of polar fleece socks.
Each person will be getting 3 pairs of socks. For a grand total of 27 pairs!!

10th Day Of Christmas

On the 10th day of Christmas I knit and crocheted...

10 Sets of dishcloths.
Each person will be receiving two dishcloths. (unless I can manage to get more done before then :P)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

11th Day Of Christmas

On the 11th day of Christmas I made for my girls...

11 Brand new felt foods.
Orange, Apple, Eggplant, Orange Bell Pepper, Corn On The Cob (has removable husk), Mushrooms, Broccoli & Cauliflower, Fish Fillet (raw on one side & cooked on the other), Whole Fish, and Waffle.

Friday, December 12, 2008

12th Day Of Christmas

On the 12th day of Christmas the gifts I made are these....

12 Jars of Laundry Soap.

They will be packaged with a nice little bow, the recipe, and some dishcloths (to come on a later day). We will be handing these out to family friends and relatives.

12 Days Of Christmas

In celebration of the busy holiday and crafting season I have decided to do a post every day for the next 12 days. Each day will showcase one (or many) of the items that I have been busy making over the past month or so. I won't be posting to many specifics about the items. Mostly just eye candy and a brief description. If you have any questions though, just leave a comment and I will try and answer your question.

* As a side note, I do realize that my 12 days will end one day short of Christmas. But, Christmas day will be crazy and I know I won't get a chance to blog. Also, I'm doing the 12 days backwards just like when you sing the last part of the song.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Annual Christmas Pins

Every year my mom and her best friend go on an all day shopping spree at the local mall. They have been doing this for at least the past 15 years. Since having my first daughter, I have been invited to go along as well. As part of the tradition they wear a new Christmas pin ever year. Sometimes my mother has made them, and other times they have been bought. This year mom and I made them together. We wanted to make something with supplies that I have in house. And, I knew that I wanted to use felt. We weren't sure what we were going to do. I wanted to do something that meant something to us. Finally... inspiration struck me.

But, first a little back story. When I was very little my mom and her best friend made these awesome felt advent calendars. Her boys and my brother and I hung ornaments on our advent trees since before I can remember. And, now my girls are using it. So, I suggested that we use the pattern to re-make some of those beloved ornaments into brooches. My mom loved the idea and we set about making 8 pins.

We used the original pattern which is a Vogue pattern from the early 80's. To spice them up from the originals, we did hand embroidery stitches and added seed beads to sparkle them up. I'm sooo pleased with how these turned out. I'll be wearing the white and gray owl this year, and my mom is going to wear the angel one. (she calls my oldest daughter her "angel" and the pin has my daughters looks) I'm not sure which on my mom's best friend will choose, but odds are that she will be crying when she picks. Ahhh... memories....

Here is the pattern we used as well as the original advent calendar. It's quite large and hangs on the wall.

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's Begining To Look A Lot Like Christmas

This last Saturday we put up the Christmas decorations. I'ts looking very festive around here. Here are a few pictuers of some of my favorite things that we but up every year.