Since my last post a week ago I've been busy trying to get caught up on my Christmas preparations. I've been up hours before the crack of dawn and have been working nonstop trying to get to a point where I feel like I've got everything under control and can take a break and relax. It isn't happening. I'm just as far behind as I was a week ago, maybe even further behind if that's even possible. I don't even have a Christmas tree up and I've never been this late in doing that. I have however made more ornaments just in case I do get one up so I have something to decorate it with.
Here is a sample of some of the ornaments that I've been making in my "spare time". Spare time is found in those hours when the rest of the world is asleep.
I showed you some of the little paper mache Santa heads, here are some of the elves that work making toys for those good girls and boys.
These little heads are fun to make and I love painting their faces but I'm afraid that I'm going to have to stop making them if I ever plan on getting them out there on a tree. I've managed to make two dozen for myself. I've been sharing them with my sisters or I'd have more.
I've also spent some of that spare time on making two dozen stuffed fabric heart shaped cushions. I got the idea from one of the blogs that I follow, sorry I can't remember which one so I can't give credit where credit is due. These little hearts have allowed me to use up some of the fabric that I have secreted away in boxes. If I make two dozen of these a year, it would take me until I'm 110 years old to use up the fabric stash, that is if I don't go out and buy more. As a bonus, making these hearts lets me use up some of that fiber fill too.
I've used four fabrics that go well together and if you look closely you can also see some of the clothes pin Santa ornaments I made a few weeks ago. I remember where I got the idea for these. Thank you Denise. That would be Denise from Country Creations by Denise. I didn't make them exactly like she did but close enough. I made thirty of these little guys. Next year I'll get around to making the clothes pin reindeer.
I just noticed that I have 100 followers now. Wow!! I never thought when I started blogging last March that I'd ever have this many people interested in seeing what I've been up to. I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your interest and thank you for spending some of your time here with me.
I should get back to work. I need to get some of my mess cleared away so I have a space to set up a tree or two. I still haven't gotten them down from the attic as my usual helpers never got around to doing that yet. I guess I've been too busy to do a proper job of nagging.
I'll be getting my baking under way this week and I need to get the Christmas cards in the mail. I still have gifts to shop for and so many other things to get done so I may not be around much in the next few weeks. I'll try to visit as many blogs as I can and may not always have time to comment but we'll catch up later I'm sure.
As always, thanks for stopping by.
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