Over the past several days, my living room has been overrun with fabric and felt, thread and embroidery floss. I’ve been bitten by the crafting bug, and have been spending whatever free time I can find preparing for Christmas.
There’s a cardboard box hiding in the corner of my bedroom closet that is gradually being filled with gifts. So far I’ve made Shane a dozen bean bags out of fabric remnants and various fillings including dried beans, rice, flaxseed, dried peas. I have the materials needed to create a Waldorf doll and a child’s doll sling. An old, torn bed sheet has been re-purposed to make a half dozen playsilks for dress-up and dramatic play…they’re hemmed and ready to be dyed.
Today’s project was felt food. Using free tutorials I found online for a turkey, broccoli florets, and carrots, Shane’s now going to be able to recreate our family Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations with his own little roast turkey dinner. I’m hoping to find patterns — or figure out on my own — how to make potatoes, squash, and other traditional side dishes to complete this turkey dinner.
Now I’m going to join my husband as we catch up on last week’s DVR-ed shows. It’s time to snuggle up on the couch with my afghan and sewing kit, and stitch away, creating more felt food to add to that cardboard box of Christmas gifts.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…a simple, crafty, wonderful Christmas!