Nothing gets me in the holiday groove better than being around my kids. Their excitement is like a low level vibration that can be felt all through the house. Well, sometimes it’s not so low level. Now that the advent calendar is in use, it’s all about counting the days.
We’ve been making ornaments like crazed little elves. These pipe cleaner ones were inspired by the ones in Family Fun magazine. (I know nobody cleans pipes with them any more, but I refuse to call them “chenille stems”.) These are super easy for kids to thread beads on to.
These felty ornaments the boys made as teacher gifts. I saw the button snowmen somewhere online (sorry!) and the trees and penguin evolved from there. Today the That Artist Woman (found via the Crafty Crow) had little felt skate ornaments I’d like to try with the kids next!
Over Thanksgiving I tried my hand at these little mittens using my leftover sock yarn. How cute are they? I think I might try something like this next. There I go again, knocking off the mainstream, knocking off the crafters. :)
Who’s that little gingerbread man you ask? Why he’s That 70’s Plastic-ginger-dude from my childhood. Maybe I’ll knock him off. Y’know…in felt.