Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Crafts

For many years, a family tradition was selecting a craft to make together. Mom, my sister and I would gather at my parents' home and work all day on some project.  We even managed to rope Dad into a few!  This year, Mom and I had a couple of projects: revising sweatshirts into Christmas-trimmed jackets and making felt bird ornaments. Here are a few examples:

These patterns were designed by an incredibly generous lady who has made them available free-of-charge on her blog.  You can find them here.   Susan, a Maine resident, has captured these critters perfectly!  Her blog has other neat things on it as well.

In fact, Susan has inspired me to try my hand at pattern making.  Here's my attempt at a Stellar Jay:

Wishing you and yours have a very Merry Christmas.  Joy to the World!  The LORD is come!