Reindeer and Owls for Christmas, Oh My !

Since my children were young we all loved to make Christmas ornaments together 
Once the kids grew I thought I'd be making  ornaments with my grandchildren.  Well, my grandchildren live in the middle of the South Pacific and in snowy Alaska, but that has not stopped me.  This week I got two of the sweetest kits for Reindeer and Owls and have been having such fun making them.

The Reindeer are made of felt, stuffing, buttons, pipe cleaners and tiny bells.  I used a bit of glue and some DMC floss for stitching and they turned out so cute.

The Owl's are my favorite.
They, as the Reindeer, came 4 to a pack and took only about 45 minutes to complete.

I've been sewing for years but this is the first time I've seen sticky ric-rac.  How easy it was to put these little decorations together.  I purchased the kits from Michaels  and I want more.  Maybe tomorrows sales will have them marked down. If there are any left?
Do I dare go shopping on Christmas Eve?

Now tell me, how can you resist "Reindeer and Owl's" ?

 ^ I have no idea why that safety pin is in the photo? ^

The pressure is on!  
Only one more day to shop for Christmas!
Are you ready?  I'm so happy to say, 
"I am"
Just one more thing before I go into "Christmas Eve" mode, I want to show you all, these cute stockings.

While I was in "Pier 1" today I found  knit stocking that were so beautiful. I love the animal print fur, but for the kids I may choose white fur?  This will be a knitting project  this summer, for next Christmas. I can see their mantel all lined up with a stocking for each family member.


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I would like to wish all my blogger friends a very
"Merry Christmas"
Enjoy your loved ones.  Give them all a big hug.   
Remember those who can not be with us only with kind thoughts.
Especially the 
"Brave Men and Women of our Armed Forces"

"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night"

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Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful post at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

Granny said...

Those reindeer and owls are adorable. I've never seen the sticky rick rack either. That would make it much easier to make ornaments. I'll be looking for it in Michaels or JoAnn fabrics this week. Grampy managed to tear some teeth off the zipper in his favorite everyday coat so I'll be making a trip to buy a replacement.

I love the knit stockings. They would be cute made out of recycled sweaters too. Lots of great ideas here.

Merry Christmas to you my dear friend.

Karen said...

Sandy, I love homemade ornaments, Mom and I made almost all of the ones on my tree over the years. Wonderful memories. I know your grandchildren will love these, too, and cherish them always. Merry Christmas.