Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Advent week one

The boys put together this bowl of rocks and minerals for the first week of advent. We will have it on the table all week to celebrate the earth.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Advent calendar

Here is the calendar so far. I have been needle Felting away to get at least half the animals done. I will tuck the animals into the pockets so that each day the kids take one out an stick it to the scene.
I think I'm done for this year (other then adding a Christmas tree) so I can finally focus on other gifts.
Next on the list are pjs for the boys (material bought) gift bags for the boys (already started), water bottle holder for boys, play dough for L, lots o homemade stuff for friends and family.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Advent animals

Last year I started an advent calendar. I made a winter woods scene out of felt with 24 pockets below it. This year I started making the animals for the pockets. Each one is made from wool felt and needle felted. I'll probably only make a few more this year so I can get to other projects. I'll post a picture of them with the calendar when we put it up.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday crafting

K has been busy making gifts for all the family. His favorite project are these tree scented wool felt ornaments. He has been needle felting ornaments on the little trees. He also decorated beeswax candles but I forgot to take a picture before I put them away.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


We had a big family martinmas celebration this year. We started last night making tissue paper and jar lanterns. We began the day at our local holiday parade and then went home to make a harvest stew and to make bread together. Each person kneaded the bread together and then mad their own roll. After dinner we passed out symbols of the season (pine cones, glass squirrels, wooden apples, etc) to put in our fall bags. Then we lit our lanterns and walked through the neighborhood singing. We ended at a bonfire eating our bread.