Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Putting away Christmas

These little ornaments were made for the 3 children that live next door to us. I make them every year, for these adorable kids, and one for my son as well.

They are all done by hand, and a cram them as full of 100% cotton batting as possible. Jinny Beyer's book on this is genius. I use silk ribbons for hangers.

I write names and dates on solid triangles w/ pigma pens....oh so cute. I seriously own like 20 of these in various sizes and colors.

This year I added my sister and her husband to my list of people I make them for, so the more the better. I'm an addict now.

At the end of the Christmas season, it is always sad to me to put away the decorations. Truthfully, if you have a baby that keeps you pretty busy, maybe it is easier to just leave them up all year.

Seriously, we are the last ones to celebrate Christmas on our street this year, w/ full icicle regalia haning off the eves. But, nothing wrong w/ a little extra spirit I guess when you don't have time to do much else.

1 comment:

Lisa K. said...

Ooh, I love to make patchwork puzzle balls, but I haven't made the triangle ones yet! I think you've just inspired me to go back and try!