The felt food is done. I apologize for the crazy yellow pictures but something is up with my camera, that's got to be fixed soon.
I had a lot of fun doing this.
Of course not a lot of it really looks like the real thing but close enough for a 15 month old I think.
I think Santa's workshop is going to go slow for the duration now. The socks are going to be one and a ball of wool and my good intentions. We are moving onto the cooking and talking and visiting part of the holidays over the next few days.
I have many other things to consider, like I may be doing SWAP this year, and what I need to do to make life as easy on me as I can make it in 2011.
Some of you may be wondering why I have been so involved in Christmas production this year.
I try not to make sewing a deadline thing if I can help it, but as you can see my holiday sewing has been pretty much playing around.
I took some time off before Christmas this year and I have really enjoyed being in my house and doing things that I have not had time to do for many years.
In fact the last 10 years at least my Christmases have had work intensive lead ups. You know the kind. Online ordering from an office computer where the best thing was a bill to and a ship to address that were different. In my case sometimes getting my boss's holiday organized, his Christmas speeches and columns written, spending money because I didn't have time.
I was overdue to make felt food. My New Year's resolutions will involve deciding what to let go in my life, because letting go this last week has felt great.
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon