Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas is over for this year

Christmas may be over for this year but I thought I would take a couple of pictures of some of the Christmas decorations that I have made. The above Nativity is one I made a few years ago. I also made one for my friend, Janine. They were fun to make and I really enjoy hanging this in my entry way each year. The star above Baby Jesus is a cookie cutter. You can't see them very well but Mary and Joseph are each attached to small sheep.
I love Santa. Over the years I have collected a few and made a few. The above Santa just hangs around wherever he feels like it. His hands and feet are weighted so he can just be hooked over doorknobs, chairs or someone's shoulder. When my grandchildren are here you can never tell where you might find him hanging. I made one for myself, one for each of my children, and one for several friends one year. It was quite a project but so much fun to see several of them hanging around my sewing room waiting to go to good homes.

This group of Santas is made from one piece of red felt strip sewn onto a flesh colored fabric. The sewing forms the shapes of each Santa. I used different yarns for the beards. The black boots are painted on and each of the furs for the hat and suit trims are just glued down.

These 2 Santas came from 2 different sisters-in-law. They are both very talented and make lots of fun things. The Santa face was made from a plastic jug with lots and lots of holes punched into it and yarn attached. He hangs on my front door every year greeting guests. The other Santa is dressed for relaxation after the rush of Christmas is over.
They have been put away for now but I'm already looking for another Santa to add to my group for next year.
Happy New Year to everyone. Keep on quilting. Lynda


Mrs Moen said...

I love your santas! The quartet is a very clever idea and looks like a fun project to make, did you use a pattern?

Denise said...

LOVE these, mom! You are very clever and for me! I like to put up your cute decorations!

Sharon said...

Adorable Santas! So much fun and tnanks for sharing!

Guðrún said...

The Santas are so cute, especially the one on the doorknob.