Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Scrappy Christmas Ornaments
I've been slacking on Advent lately. How did it become the 10th of the month already? My kids are always excited in the evening when it's time to look in the stockings. And, honestly (as much as I'd hate to publicly admit this), if they don't remember, I don't always remind them. Our evenings have been so full and busy with baths, showers, Family Home Evening, family movie night, karate, brithday parties, and scouts, that a little breather is nice once in a while. Now, I still attempt to do something for Advent, I just don't always follow through. Last night I made soft pretzels while Joe had the big boys at karate and it was a nice treat when they came home.
Tonight they are receiving ornaments. I kind of started a "tradition" two years ago with handmade ornaments and did it again the following year and decided it was a good thing to do with my time this year as well.
These little ornaments are made from torn strips of fabric, sewn wrong sides together. There is a layer of wool felt in the center, and
the backs have an appliqued initial of the child it belongs to so there will be less quarreling over which ornament belongs to whom. (At least I hope.)