I have some special plans for these little guys. I can’t wait to share, but for now, it’s hush hush. Aren’t the snowmen cute, though?? These are the tiny “boy” peg dolls that are 1-11/16″ tall. Hubby and I are collaborating on something. Fun, fun!
Thanksgiving is a little less than 2 weeks away! There’s still time to make this adorable turkey buttoning activity! It’s a great activity for 2-4 year olds, and helps practice those fine motor skills in a fun way.
You can find the instructions on my blog, here. After I made the first one for my son’s Montessori class, the other teachers saw it and wanted one too. By the third one, I had learned a few things. 1) Use brown thread to go around the turkey body, 🙂 and 2) A zig zag stitch going around the body and feathers looked better.
At least from a crafty perspective. I can’t wait to pull out my embroidered advent calendar! It gives me such pleasure to pull it out every year!
It was so worth all the work! I need to fix the star on top this year though. It’s gotten a bit floppy over the last few years of use.
Last year, I started making the “Hood tree skirt” from the 2010 Holiday issue of Fat Quarterly, but never got around to finishing it before Christmas. Well, this weekend I pulled it out, and did all the quilting (Free-motion). Whew! It only took about an hour, but my arms/hands were tired! Now, all that is left is putting on the elastic or ties, and doing the binding. I thinking I will get it done this year! Just need to decide on the binding. Red or green polka dots? Maybe.
The other project that I didn’t finish before Christmas last year were my holiday-themed place mats. I finished those earlier this spring, so I’m looking forward to using them for the first time come December.
I like to make a handmade ornament every year to give to various peeps, family, teachers, etc. Or just for myself. So, need to think about what I want to make this year. Last year I made some felt owls that I loved. The year before I made Elsie Marley’s gingerbread man (Not my gumdrop buttons!).
I’m going to have to peruse my Winter/Christmas craftiness board on Pinterest and see what I might like to make.