Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas

For it is in giving
that we receive.
St Francis of Assisi


Yesterday we had all seasons in one day. The morning started off with sunshine and clouds, then it became very warm and towards the end of the day we had rain. At night we had thunder storms, which didn't go down very well with our dog Max. The rain was a continuous rain that would slowly soak in, good for our farmers.

I have decided to make a start on Christmas decorations, the first completed item is a reindeer.

 This sweet reindeer is from an older edition of Homespun No 18 (Vol 4.4). I have changed the idea a bit, instead of Christmas trees on the side of the body, I chose yo-yo's because I had some left over and wanted to use them.
I love the cord legs with bells on them, the kids are going to love this reindeer in the library. Oh that's where the reindeer is going to live, at the library. I am slowly gathering and making things for a Christmas display for the kids.

I have made a cloth doll today but as she is not finished I will save her for my next posting. I am still chugging away at her dress. Have a wonderful crafty day. Kind regards, Anita.

7 comments:

Karen said...

This is certainly an oldie but a goodie. I always love seeing it. Your reindeer. looks great and will be a wonderful decoration!

Maria said...

Oh I love him. He will be a winner with the kids for sure.

Sue said...

Yikes he's such a cute reindeer.

Vickie said...

love your reindeer, he looks so cool..sounds like you enjoyed making him - I know I enjoyede making the one I made last year..the yo-yos look great well done,cheers Vickie

Country Whispers said...

Cute reindeer!
Can't wait to see the new doll.

Bev C said...

Hello Anita,

Grea reindeer, the older Homespun magazines had some wonderful patterns in.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Robyn G. said...

A gorgeous reindeer Anita! Fabulous!
I have that mag too.

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