Did you know that Baby Jesus had a sister. No, I didn't either. I heard he had a brother. I started making these little baby pegs probably 15 year ago. I would hand stitch the blanket around each one. I would do pink for girls and blue for boys. I would print out a tiny slip saying the baby's name, birth date and weight and tuck it into the little blankets. I gave these to new mommies or Grammies. I remember my friend getting a package of them. She said she was telling her husband," There are many little babies in here. I just made up this idea. Then I also made little nativity sets. These are the ones I made this month. It is hard to do the details for me. I need different brushes and a steadier hand.
One of my son's and his family. I made my DIL's all curvy since one owns a fitness studio and the other does Cross Fit. The little boy has a blue ace on his shirt. Our school motto. The little girl is Mabel with her dolly. I won't be winning any prizes for these. Mabel is getting a doll house for Christmas, so she can use these for that.
She is really into Frozen esp. after just seeing the princesses in Disney a couple weeks ago. I had an ad that I looked at to see how to paint them. So funny, I was blog hopping and someone showed a nativity and a Frozen set that she bought from someone very similar to these.
This turned out to be my favorite. It was a kit of different size pegs. I passed it over the first time I saw it at HB. When I returned later I looked for it because Christmas items were 50 % off. There was only one set. I figured I couldn't buy them individually for that price. The size of the pegs were a little weird. Mary and Joseph were big, lots bigger than the shepard and the three kings. (When my son was little he called them The Three Cowboys) Then the baby was teeny and so was the angel. There was a strange round one (egg shaped) for a sheep. He seemed almost comical and he couldn't keep from tumbling over. I have several nativity sets that weren't unpacked this year. I may just keep this one and have it so the kinds can play with it.
It has been really dark here lately. So excuse the flash on the pictures. I know, excuses, excuses.
Hubby had a couple of days off. It was nice since my car was in the shop. It's out now, so nice to have wheels. Today we went to the mall. Remember I don't go to malls this time of the year. We went for lunch and to see a movie. We are still using last year's gift card. We saw," Beyond The Lights." We both thought it was a good movie. I wouldn't take my kids to it. Here we are in a crowded mall and there were only two other people in the movie. Geez, everyone one must have been shopping. Hubby thought it was crowded. I didn't think it was that bad. But considering he doesn't go to malls either at Christmas until Christmas eve., it probably did look busy.
Well that's about it from my neck of the woods. Hope you are all surviving.