Some of you may remember me showing you fabric advent calendars I made for two of our grandkids last year. I never was overly happy with them, especially after I realized that the parents would have to come up with 'something' to put in each of the pockets. Since then I've been thinking about what else I could do and finally have settled on cross stitching little designs that ultimately will be hung on a quilted Christmas tree. At the moment the plan is to make 48 little designs (2 calendars) and if I don't keel over in boredom I will also replace the one I made for our older grandson. Grandma wasn't thinking when she thought it would be smart to make pockets that needed to be filled! So, here's the first one....
I thought I'd crop this picture so you'd just see the little snowman (which, btw, measures a little less than 2") but then I decided I'd leave a little bit of the prep for the next one there to show you. For those of you who don't know, that's waste canvas. The design is worked on that and then the threads of the canvas are removed one by one leaving only the design itself behind. You can also see faint pencil lines marking out the squares at 3"
- THESE caught my eye - not something I'd ever attempt, but wow.
- For those of you that like dolls, have a look through the galleries of THIS amazing artist.
- If you crochet and have 'littles' in your life, perhaps some of THESE might be just what you're looking for. (and while you're there have a look through all the links she has to free designs that can be found along her header!).
Today's quote..."Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there who needs what you have to give"