My prettier snowflakes have already been gifted (to Gram) or stolen (by D), but here’s my version… I’m using cotton, instead of wool (because that’s the only white I have on hand, and since I’m JUST getting back into it, after a 10 year hiatus, I don’t want to practice on expensive new stuff). It doesn’t block as nicely, (although, these haven’t been blocked AT ALL, which is why the look icky), but it’s free, so….
I also really really liked THIS advent calendar, so I made C cut/stain a board, and after I did the stitching, I hot glued the pockets on to the board. Still not sure what to paint at the top… maybe Merry Christmas, or maybe that in some other language… French? Spanish? Gaelic?
I put a little note that said TRAINS! in it, so D got the note, and sounded out the word, with help from both C and me, and then he got to “help” C make the Martha Stewart paper trains, (minus the glitter), (I used a 40%off coupon to get it yesterday at Michaels).
oh, here’s a better snowflake… this one is wool, and it has been blocked, so it’s much improved…
I made one of the flaky bits extra long, so that I can hang it on the xmas tree without having to use a metal hook, since the bean is going to go crazy on the tree… I’m trying to make it as safe as possible, but….