I had really wanted to get this post up before the 1st. Not only because it is the start of December, but because I wanted a nice foot forward as I hoped to be making some new friends with the winter ROTH edition. But as fate, or family life would have it, that did not happen. I had been planing this garland for some time, many, many others have influenced it. Much gratitude to all you talented women and your inspiration.
I took out the felt last weekend and before I could start the project, it disappeared. Really it did. We looked every where and then today at the last moment- it was found! In the puppy's toy bin. So the crafting began.
Lyra helped trace the stars and trees in pencil. I used a pen on the darker colors.
And I let her take pictures.
I let the girls cut out some stars to make fingerknit crowns. And they let me do the rest of the cutting. We do so many projects together. I just wanted this one for my own.
After they were asleep I cut out the events of the next month on little postage labels.
Cut little slits and strung them on some twine.
So there will be this surprise in the morning. I have noticed that my oldest learns best when things are hung around our home. And I wanted them to see and anticipate what was coming in the way of celebration. Now she can read them each morning and we can move the little marker and count the days till Christmas.
Wishing joy to you and your families this season.