I love mangers and this one I added real Christmas branches to give it a more natural look.
My sister sent me the Santa dollar and I use it as a decoration now. It is a real dollar.
Mr Grinch was a treat for my knit groups exchange game. Isn't he adorable, and he is so soft too!
This is Santa on the beach under a palm tree. Its a card I got a few years ago and put it out every year.
I made horse finger puppets and used them as ornments and hung them on the tree. They turned out really cute.
And this is my 1st attempt at making an Amigurumi. I made a white elephant. This pattern was so cute, and I loved making it. Now I want to make more...there are some really fun patterns out there, but I am learning to watch as some of the books are in Japanese only??? oh no...
- First I decided on the shape and then the size.
- I took a new box of cards, getting them now is great as they are all marked down, then I got 2 cards from last year, as I always save my cards, and used them for the bottom.
- Next I punched holes around the cards with a hole punch and then I used a "G" hook and single crocheted in one hole with WS facing each other, and holding the next 2 sides WS together, I crocheted into the hole directly across and prceeded back and forth .
- Once I was down one side I got the bottoms, WS facing each other, and repeated across the bottom 1 side, and so forth all the way around.
- Now you will have to work back and forth to be sure to even the stiches, and also be sure to go back on the sides you have missed.
- Once completed I slip stitched the bottom again all the way around to give it a little lift for sitting. It turned out really nice and I like it so much I am going to make several more for my Red Hat ladies for next year. And you could even make them for birthdays, Easter, or any occasion just using any cards.