Skip to main content

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!


Joy said…
You are amazing! So cute!
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.
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!

Popular posts from this blog

no BUTTS about it

Hello!  Today I have a series of cards to share which I think are super cute and funny too.  I love Birdie Brown's stamp sets available at MFT and the cards today uses the behind images of the cat, dog & pig found in Cool Cat, Lucky Dog and Hog Heaven. 

I had a couple of ideas for the design of this card but I felt the sentiment called for multiple images of the animal's behind.  I just couldn't let there be one image and the sentiment have plural Butts.  I know that is weird of me but things like that drive me a little crazy.  I won't get into how people misuse plural and possessive s though.  That really drives me crazy.  Anyway, so then I thought this would be a cute way to stamp multiple images over the card.  I created the sentiment on the front using an alphabet set from Lawn Fawn.

This is the sentiment on the inside which comes in the Cool Cat stamp set.

Here is the dog version.  These cards took a lot of time to color!

The inside of the dog card.

Here is th…

Knuffle Bunny

Hi!  The Greeting Farm had their Customer Challenge & Chit Chat Night "A Night at the Bookstore" and introduced a few challenges.  I have to say chatting was too fast for me and I couldn't really keep up.  It was still early here, and I had to pick up the kids from school and activities and make dinner and eat and so I guess the timing didn't really work out with our schedule. You can check out the challenge details on the SCS forum HERE.  I made this card for Favorite Child's Book category.  It is based on the Mo Willems book Knuffle Bunny.  It's one of my kids' favorites and it's such a cute story.  We actually love reading Mo Willems' books especially his Elephant and Piggie series.  Those books are hilarious!  This challenge also made me realize that I haven't read many books recently except kids' books.  I used to love reading but just haven't given it much time lately.  Anyway, here is my card.

If you've read the story, yo…

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge

Hi!  It's been a while since I participated in one of PTI's blog hop challenges.  But I had to play along this month.  Not only did I place an order on release night but I also got my goodies in about a week!  So I had some time to play around with my new stamps and dies.  Hehe.  Below is the inspiration photo.

I love the Christmas theme and the colors too so I went with that.

When I saw the newly released penguin stamp and die, I had to get them.  So cute!!  I thought this penguin would make a cute spinner card too.  Similar to the froggy one I made HERE.  I also used PTI's In the Meadow dies.  I used the die itself and my hobby blade to cut along the curved edge to create the little cut out for the penguin to slide.  I did that twice leaving a quarter inch space between them.

I layered the penguin with PTI's coasters.

I added a tiny bell to his hat.

He slides down.  The jingle all the way sentiment is from Tiny Treats Xmas.  Just traced the space with a pencil and curv…