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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

CHRISTMAS PEOPLE


Hello everyone..........long time since we have seen each other.  I am sorry about that...so much has been happening, so much to do and so little time to do it all in.  Let me see now, I hope that you have all been behaving and creating and making peace wherever you are.

First of all, I have been poorly, but am recovered now, which is a real blessing.  During this time I have also changed my craft room around.............


Well, that's not strictly true...I have given some crafty items away to good homes, where they will be loved and cherished and used.  So I am happy about that.


This is my new desk and chair.  I love them both equally and it has freed up my old desk for crafting on permanently ....................whoo Hoo!  That has made me a very happy bunny.

Okay then, the title of this blog is Christmas people, and this is the first post about these lovely guests who now live at my house....... but they will be looking for new homes nearer Christmas.

Here is the bits and pieces all laid out ready to start work with:


So, I have here 6 wooden bodies, wool, felt, paint, brushes, glue, cocktail sticks, small red wooden beads and a template for the hats.  Everything is provided in these kits from Panduro, and they are always of great quality with extra incase a mistake is made.


This template for the hat is so simple, you would need help to get it wrong!



So this is a red bead and then I split it in two.


I decided to paint 3 grey and 3 red and then painted random white stripes down them all.  It felt appropriate to also add white dots.......don't ask me why..........I don't know.  It seemed like a good idea at the time!

I painted their undersides too.


This has nothing to do with the little Christmas people, but it isn't nice to find dog hairs everywhere, especially in your drinks.........although; if you come to my house there will be dog hairs everywhere............



You see?  these are my two Border Collies who help in every area in the house including the craft room......... Jazz likes to play with items that can be altered such as sticks.....while Bess is more into zen crafting.........it all happens inside her head!

Right back to the topic then:

So, before we go any further, here are the hats in the process of being cut out of the felt.


So here we have two of the little people with noses (split red beads) and beards (from the wool).  They are now beginning to take shape and personality................


Here we see the hat being sewn.......I won't bore you with 6 photos so one will have to suffice!


This one is almost finished, and I put him next to a 50 pence to show you how dinky he is.........


Sometimes, little things are now as sweet as they seem....

Sorry! 



Here we have them all lined up waiting for their hats........isn't it exciting.........nearly finished.  Perhaps we ought to have a little tea party or something to celebrate.


Aren't they cute............and so tiny too.
All they need are the pompoms to finish off their hats.  I thought they just needed that something extra, so I found some red felt type berries in my Christmas stash and glued them to the tops of their hats.  



I hope you like my little people, because there are others that will be making an appearance ...coming soon

'Tis the season to be jolly.....actually it is always time to be jolly, even when you don't feel like it.


I hope you remember to pop by and visit my blog..and if you do and see that I haven't been around..send me a wee reminder .........thank you.

Much love and blessing to you all.

Annie xx

8 comments:

  1. Hi Annie, Glad to see you back in the 'blog' world, have been wondering where you have been :) Sorry to hear you have been poorly but so pleased to hear that you are feeling better now. Love the little people :)
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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    1. Thank you Dawn. I have missed being here, because I miss people that only visit my blog, and that includes you. It's great to hear from you, and thank you for your comment.

      Love and hugs

      Annie xxx

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    2. Hi Annie

      Those little people are fantastic what a lotta work in them but so worth it.

      Also your pictures make me smile and yes dog hairs in my house due to a black lab but well houses are for being lived in and crafting

      Anne

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  2. Quite right Anne. Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment.

    Love and hugs

    Annie xxx

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  3. Good to see you and your pooches keeping busy Annie, love those little bodies in progress!

    Kathk

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  4. Thank you Kathyk, long time since we have spoken online! Thank you for visiting and for commenting..I love my little Christmas people....they make me smile :)

    Love and hugs

    Annie xxx

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  5. Loving your Christmas people and your post!!! I had a really good giggle over it. Thanks!!!! I donut your blog via docrafts btw!

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  6. I love these little men, as I have been away at sea for the last 14 years I dont have any Xmas decs so I am going to make these they are so cute!!!

    Donna x

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