Thursday, December 27, 2012
christmas crafting with my Mom
Mom and I crafted these felt Popsicle stick puppets for my nephew Kyler. The first night we got carried away and stayed up til midnight - my Mom was quite tired. If you are like me, staying up late crafting means your mind doesn't shut down even when you do go to bed.
The first night I designed the pieces and cut them out and Mom cut out a cardboard piece for backing and assembled them. I got my basic design ideas for my pieces from this post at Barefoot in the Kitchen.
The next night we glued them to sticks and accessorized our figures.
We also spent a morning working on these felt nativity ornaments with the girls. The top ornament in the photo above is K's and the lower one is C's.
We found the idea for this ornament at the Wild Olive.
Of the ornaments above, mine is the top one and Mom's is the second one.
One day, I got out the old flannelgraph that Tim's mom gave us from when he was young. I also got out the unbelievably gorgeous felt pieces that the new church Sunday School director gave me, after she started cleaning out the old materials storage. They are the most stunning felt graph pieces I've ever seen. If the material packed around them is any indication they are from the 40's or 50's. Unfortunately, they must be full of mold or mildew, I had a severe allergic reaction to them. :( - I am going to try spraying them with tea tree oil in the summer and laying them on the deck for some good old-fashioned UV sanitation.
We had a lovely quiet four days. Tim and I went to see Les Miserables. I cried - it was extremely well-done. There are definite weak points but overall it is an outstanding movie.
I hope your Christmas was as peaceful as ours was.