Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Thanksgiving and needlework

Ugh. Time again. I won't whinge too much though.

I have managed some crafty time though, when I probably should be in bed!

Here is my first needle-felted mousey for my big pixie:

I am really pleased with my little self, and enjoyed making it. I have another one to do now, for the small pixie, and I'm after some of those old-style cigar boxes to make into little houses for them. 

Also some hand-embroidery which will be a door name plaque:

Again, another few of those to do.

We've just put our Thanksgiving tree up this evening, in the children's play room. Lots of pretty lights.

From the 1st to the 25th, everyone writes one thing a day they are thankful for, and hangs it on the tree. We have a box of pre-cut cards with threads through, and when it has been written, it gets folded so no one sees the inside of it.

On the 25th, we open the cards at dinner and we all read them. It's worked really well for a few years now, and it's really important to us to focus the children on things that aren't material.

I'll hopefully blog again this week with a picture of the tree!


Dawn said...

Lovely mouse and plaque, beautiful gifts x
Look forward to seeing your thanksgiving tree too.

Shazronnie said...

Embroidery looks great! And a very cute mouse too :)

Scented Sweetpeas said...

aahh that mouse is so cute and your embroidery is gorgeous.

Talie said...

Wow! The little mouses is so cute. Embroidery is fab too. I need to kick myself up the rear I think. You have inspired me :) xxx

Shell said...

Loving the mouse and the embroidery. xxx