“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”!
When I saw a set of Sweet Little Santa I knew I had to give it a try.
I actually don’t work with wood and I’m not that good in painting, but, why not?
The bodies are really tiny! About 1” or so.
I had to paint and let it try – but how? They have a round head, they don’t stay upright!…
My “solution” was to place them upside down in a scrubbing brush:
With “clothes” on:
And now they have some “hair”!!!
I’m sewing their pointed hat, pics will be shown later!
My next first try was to felt. I’ve never learned neither tried this before and I can say, it was not easy. I read the instructions and started – I’m not going to show the first ones, they were for the bin!!!
This one looks fine, but I need a little break, phew….I would be thankful for any tip!
Another “first try”?…
Yes! The Hunter’s Stars pattern. A small wall hanging to get confident:
I got the idea for these sweet houses from a dear blogging friend, the very creative Lisa. They are so much fun to make! They are called Advent Houses and they’re used to count down to Christmas like a calendar. I stuffed them with a little fiber fill and I’m going to give them as gifts.
You can find her instructions in this magazine:
I’m also having a lot fun sewing Mug Rugs, I think they make great gifts. I’ve made several different ones, mostly in red and white:
The Christmas gifts I’ve been working on for my family and friends should be a surprise, but if I don’t show any picture of them, my posts will be quite dull…So, the surprise is to guess which gift will be in the parcel! ;-)))
These cute fabrics are my last purchase, just have to noodle up what I can make with them!
Hope you are all sewing and crafting with joy for the most wonderful time of the year!
More sneak peaks soon!