Christmas!

It’s crazy making time!

 

First up – Elf shoes of course. The wee man has to be an elf for his school Christmas performance. I made the outfit okay but wasn’t sure how to do the shoes until I saw these on Pinterest. I used red felt and adapted them a bit – I wasn’t sure they’d stretch over his shoes so I just put a button at the heel instead of sewing them up. They worked a treat! Now he tells me he’s standing at the back for the performance…

 

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In other crazy crafting news…

 

Paper angels! I love making these. They are going to be given as wee gifts this year. I saw some of these on Red Ted Art (a great site for making stuff with wee people.) I just adapted them to the way I wanted again. I added cotton hair and a net ruff and I used Christmas paper for some, but some I’ve printed pages covered with ‘Merry Christmas …’ and the recipient’s name.

 

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I love these so much, I’m going to have to make some for us to keep too. I’ll be busy…

 

xxx

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‘Not good enough for Pinterest’ advent calendar

As an avid Pinterester, (mainly “Oooh”s and “Wow”s and never getting round to making any of the things) I have been meaning to make my own advent calendar for a few years now. But December 1st just seems to creep up so quickly. Then I quickly rush out and buy a cheap chocolate thing. Our one from last year (Peppa Pig) is actually still sitting behind the wine rack in the kitchen. With chocolate still in. That’s how rubbish cheap advent calendar chocolate is. And also how rubbish I am at tidying up but never mind that.

 

Somehow I managed to (almost completely…) make one this year – before December! Hooray! It’s a bit rubbish in places but we’re quite happy to have it up on the wall! (Just not the Pinterest wall – because that’s more important obviously.)

 

The almost good advent calendar!

The almost good advent calendar!

 

Jumbly numbery
Jumbly numbery

 

17! (This is my favourite - don't know why)
17! (This is my favourite – don’t know why)

 

December 1st!
December 1st!

 

Take the picture already so I can have my treat
Take the picture already so I can have my treat

 

You may have noticed not all the days of the month are represented… yes, I ran out of bags. Got 20 more days to add the last few though eh?

 

Final word of warning if you’re thinking of making your own advent calendar (Quick! It’s December already!) – you will find yourself searching around for small toys/treats/something other than chocolate for every bag…and end up spending even more than you would on one of those expensive Playmobile things that you shake your head at for being an expensive luxury…