Is it OK to see baby Jesus on Christmas Eve?! Well here He is anyway?
From this pattern as discussed before?
I made the manger as per the pattern but then added a rim to make it more basket-like.
Then I sewed the straw- tan coloured raffia- in bunches across the top.
I doubled up the thiick long pipe-cleaners and made an M shape with a small hook at the end that diddn't have the benefit of the loop from doubling, so I could sew the ''legs'' to the basket.
Then I crocheted over the pipe-cleaner to hide it a bit.
It took two rows to almost cover it all.
These are the stitch markers I'm now using, I got these at I-knit when I was in London.
And the legs for the manger I made with stirrer sticks which did not work as well as the M pipe-cleaner ones... I glued these but they would not stand properly.
I'm using a pack of these pipe-cleaners from ''trim-it'' : 30 cm long and thick.
And the film case top is the model for the card bases in the body part of the figures.
Some smaller stitch markers from Amazon, these came from China.
So here's Mary with baby Jesus, this before Sunday but I didn't think you should see this yet, after all he was to be born on Christmas Day?!
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY PEACEFUL, JOYFUL AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!
Hello and welcome to my homely world in a small Oxfordshire town in 2013.I am a full- time working mum.
Very proud of 2 gorgeous girls , a fabulous if very stubborn wire haired standard dachshund bitch and her daughter : the daughter takes after her dad so they are very different; a wonderful( well 99% of the time anyway) and long suffering husband.
This is to be my diary of events for a creative crafting sort of person with all the happenings that occur in this day and age in English family life.I am very much learning as I go along, my eldest is my first at all the things that occur in a young person's life as it's all very different from when I was a little girl and I did not grow up in England.
Totally obsessed with textiles and the making of things- anything!
My passion is to make things with yarn or fabric or thread : any textile crafts or beads too.