Wednesday, December 2, 2009

This Ain't no Judy Garland...

it's an Advent Garland! I finished this late last night and snapped some pics tonight with just the light from the Christmas tree, so bear with me! I used Jenny's pattern over at AllSorts, with just a few modifications... I wanted to get it finished and up before Advent was over, so I didn't embroider the numbers - instead, I just wrote them on flower paper punches and hung them with embroidery floss. I'm not in love with it like this, so I will add those embroidered numbers before next Christmas rolls around! I also took a not-so-smart shortcut with the buttons - I glued them. Yep, I admit it. I glued them, and thus had a difficult time wrapping the floss around them! Last time I'll make that mistake... dangit.

I strung the garland on some leftover handmitt yarn, and added some fabulous felt beads from Handbegh Felts on Etsy. I have some leftover beads that are destined to become little Christmas bracelets for some special little girls in my life... *sigh* a craft for another day!Shortcuts and all, it turned out pretty cute - I've filled the pockets with chocolate so far, but they're only one Etsy shopping expedition away from being filled with some cute little clay creations! Maybe something like this in honor of this fabulous gingerbread house?

Seriously... how could someone not like Christmas?!
Oh. And Elf on the Shelf is a big hit. Stories to come!

1 comment:

Whiney Momma said...

Wow, you did a great job! I am so jealous of your craftiness!