As per usual, the craft bug hit me at Christmastime again this year. It wasn't my most crafty year, but with a number of Poppy crafts on the horizon, it was a good idea to take it easy. Anyway, here is what I came up with this year, starting with the year's holly ornaments:
The berries are jingle bells! I had this idea a few years ago, and I like how they turned out. If you look closely you can see a sixth sitting on the branches because I forgot to sew in the ribbon loop. Oops.
When fall/winter arrived, I noticed that Boo Boo's room is a little chillier than the rest of the house so I fretted over if he was warm enough at night. One day at Hobby Lobby I noticed that sewing patterns were $1.99 ($1.99!) and so I grabbed one for a sleep sack. Fleece in hand, I went to work.
I had Boo Boo model it for me before he went to bed. He decided to demonstrate his unimpeded mobility:
I think we both sleep better at night knowing he is cozy in his sleep sack. I had to put in my first zipper, and it actually works! Whew. Maybe one day I will feel capable of making my oranges dress?
Anyway, the pattern included a variety of other cozy babywear, such as a hat. I had just enough fleece leftover to make one:
He wears it and everything! It's a good thing too because his Toothless hat is getting a bit small and his Yoda beanie has vanished :( :( :( :( :( :(
(Has anyone seen a Boo Boo-sized Yoda beanie??)
This last item is not really a craft and not an idea I can take credit for either, but it is BRILLIANT. What do you do with the Christmas cards you want to keep year to year? Before, I would have said you put them all in the decorations box where they can float around in a mess. But NOW I will say this: punch a hole in the corners and put them on a binder ring! They're easy to look through without being a mess and you can keep them organized by year.
(I happened to have a binder ring leftover from the quiet book--which I finished but needs its own post.)
Thus concludes my Christmas craftiness this year. Who knows what next Christmas will bring and what crafts the Poppy will inspire. Maybe I will do some more matching
jammies again next year? Only time will tell.