With more and more creations coming from both my sister and I, we've decided a name change was in order. After 3 sweet years as both domesticsunday and pin pom simple knits, it's nice to settle on just one name. Here are some of the earrings from the "Ferne" side of things ;-)
We picked up our Winter Resource Package from the VCCRR (Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral) last week and in the envelope were tons of holiday crafts. One of our very favorites are the Santas we crafted together.
The bases were already there for us, so it was just a matter of gluing all of the additions on and coming up with our own twist of turning them into puppets.
We used a small dowel cut in half, a glue gun and some extra felt to cover the back.
Toddler Tree! If we just had one toddler running around, then of course - a real tree, but we have FOUR toddlers running around here. So the alternative? Felt tree with mini lights.
We needed something small that could handle falling down once (or ten) times and not crush any of the littles.
It may not smell like the real thing, or be as big, but we love it just the same. Based loosely on the felt pinecone tutorial: I came up with my own pattern from the biggest (a dinner plate) to the smallest (a tincture jar).
I made two of each colour (light green and dark green) 22 pieces in all and then glued the dowel to a base of cardboard covered in brown felt.
Once the pattern had been cut out, starting with the biggest size and working slowly upwards (I placed spacers and mini lights between each one).It works for us!
"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them." ~Richard Evans
The count down starts tomorrow, and although we're not completely filled with tradition around here, we love the little things (like a very small piece of chocolate first thing in the morning!).
Our version of the advent is a little whimsical and maybe wonky, it suites our house quite perfectly and fills our walls better than the cardboard ones from the store. We'll of course use the scraps for more crafts!
This year chocolate stolen from the cardboard ones, next year maybe something a little more thoughtful? We'll let Mila decide.
We've been crafting non-stop here and only using items found in the house, so we're really lucky when we scour through my Grandmother's old craft boxes and can use whatever materials we find. We always say "thank you Grandma Norah" and she's definitely had help in a very many crafts and weddings this year!