Well, I never got around to posting any pictures of our Advent table, which I will do as soon as I take a picture of the latest one!
But, I thought I would finally post some more good Christmas cheer, to further make up for my two depressing posts.
A few days before The Big Day, we discovered that we could not find any of our stockings, except for mine. Which was a good thing, since mine was made for me by my crafty grandmother and is a sentimental treasure.
But a bad thing, in that there were three other people in the house expecting something nice from Santa. So, the kids and I whipped up some felt stockings! Napoleona sewed up the yellow/red one, SillyBilly the tall red/white one. I made the others, including little ones for the cats at the kids’ insistence.
Here is my lovely stocking knitted by Grandma:
(The cat is there to give scale. And he’s too lazy to move.)
And because I know you all didn’t get enough of those groovy beaded ornaments, here’s another, a bird:
The requisite Waldorf wool angel:
Normally we are a placemat family (easier to wash, and the kids have laminated ones), but for Christmas dinner we eat in style, with yet more crafty goodness from Grandma, her cross stitch tablecloth and napkins:
For a holiday party at Anthropapa’s work, the kids and I made ginger snaps:
(I did the icing, the kids helped make the cookies.)
And last but not least, the farm play rug I’ve been working on since before last Christmas (I naively thought it would be a quick project. Ha!):