It all started last week when I was after FINALLY deciphering a 1890’s pattern drafting instruction and realised it was time to get creating or…… I could just put it on the long finger for a bit and make the Christmas tree decorations that I have always been threatening to make. Yes, procrastination won.
However, by hilarious accident while trying to make my christmas gingerbread decoration, part due to a poor colour choice on my behalf and part lacking in handsewing finesse, it turned out to be more of a Gingerbread Zombie.
My son, however, loved it so much he wanted me to make a halloween cat to keep it company. Procrastination won out…… again and I made Gingerbread Zombie his life long companion.
After this my son and I decided that Gingerbread Zombie and Halloween Cat would be hungry and to prevent Gingerbread Zombie using his now new life long furry companion as dinner, a christmas pudding was voted on as the order of the day. Procrastination won……. AGAIN and Christmas pudding was made.
Now since Gingerbread Zombie and Halloween cat are well fed with their Christmas pudding my son decided that they might like to go play in the snow and maybe I should make a snowflake. At this point Procrastination has offically rocked up to my house and is now sitting on my couch drinking tea and eating biccies while flicking through the movie channels…….. The snowflake was created.
So now I have a Gingerbread Zombie and Halloween cat well fed up on Christmas pudding and now playing in the snow and while it has been fun making these I have to ask procratination, who has eaten all my biccies, to please leave as I have work to do……… Procratination laughed and laughed and made another cuppa.
Me…….. I am currently making a snowman.
How are they made?
Well first off I have the rabbit hole that is Pintrest to thank for giving me the ideas for making my christmas tree decorations. There are millions of ideas and links for just these alone. Everything Ive used has been from my stash and its stuff that Ive had ages that I wanted to use up.
The decorations are made from coloured felt. I used cookie cutters that I have as templates, my free hand drawing skills are not up to scratch. You will need a pen, pencil or marker to make the outline on the felt for cutting. For sewing I used polyester thread that I have a box full of and beads that I have from a jewlery making kit that I got about 6 years ago and never used. To stuff them I used some toy stuffing again from my stash. I also used bit of Bias tape or some bits of ribbon cut offs.
I am guilty of holding on to everything from bits of ribbons from wrappings to my fabric cut offs. If your in any way crafty you will find a use for all these things and if you don’t pintrest will definitely give you suggestions.