Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone!  I feel like I still have a lot to do including cleaning the house again because I've been neglecting all the cleaning so I can finish all the Christmas stuff.  Today, I got a lot of organizing done and donated 4 bags of clothes, toys and books to Goodwill.  But our poor bathrooms and kitchen are still neglected.  Hopefully, I can get onto that tomorrow. 

I wanted to share the goodies I made for my son's Kindergarten class.  I spent about 4-5 days to finish these.

I used the stocking die from Sizzix to cut out 19 felt stockings.  I hand stitched them and added a loop so the kids could hang them on their tree.  I hot glued the red pieces.  Originally I was gonna do red stockings with white trim but the green felt was on clearance so I went with those and changed the trim to red.

Then I used the gingerbread die from Sizzix to make 19 felt gingerbread men.  They are double sided since the die cuts all the eye and button holes, and the mouth.  I glued black felt for the eyes and red felt for the buttons and mouth under the body so those colors would peek through.  I tied 38 bows using my bow maker.  It was fast to cut all the pieces and tie the bows.  The longest part was probably sewing and stuffing these.  I didn't stuff them a lot and realized they looked better being a bit skinnier.

So because the gingerbread men are double sided, we added a candy cane to each side.

Here they are all packed up and ready to be passed out.  I think the kids in my son's class like them.  I did hear some positive comments!  Though I think next time I need to start earlier! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


11 comments:

Joy said...

You are amazing! So cute!

Creations by Shirl said...

These are so cute Eva!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas... Hope Santa brings you what you wanted on your wish list....

Sunghee said...

Wow wow wow!!! U r amazing! Love the green stockings and skiiny gingerbread men. Impressive!

Jenny said...

Super love this!!!

Handmade Cuties said...

You are just the bestest mom! Wish my kid was in your child's class :) Merry Christmas!

Lynn said...

What wonderful classroom treats! The children must have been so happy. You are a terrific Mom!

Karen said...

Really cute! I would make that for my sons classmates, if he was still in school.

Cheryl said...

Wow, so cute! You sure gave your die cutting machine and your sewing fingers a work out! I'm sure the kids (and parents!) loved them!

Denice said...

Adorable! Lots of time and love went into these and it shows.
I wish I had time to reply to all of your posts but thought I should (at least) let you know that all of your projects are adorable and perfect for this wintery holiday season!
Hope you had a happy holiday and the new year brings much happiness to you and yours.
:Dxx

Leanne said...

Way to go!! These turned out super amazing! You're attention to details is so inspiring. I bet all the recipients were overjoyed with these beautiful gifts. Well done Eva!
^.^

RiNNE said...

Soooo cute!!!