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felt finger puppets

12:28:00 AM

I made some felt finger puppets a few years ago for my nephew, and my cousin was interested in the pattern so she could make some for her darling little boy. I thought I would post the pattern here for anyone else who may be interested. (Print without changing the size.) I also made three of the frogs (with added spots) for Jack so we could sing the "Three Little Speckled Frogs" song. He loved it.

I didn't go into any detail about how to do the stitches. You can find specifics on embroidery stitches here.

This is a perfect project for Christmastime. You can watch one of your favorite Christmas movies AND make Christmas presents! Talk about efficient. :)

Speaking of favorite Christmas movies. Have you seen Christmas in Connecticut (1945)? Not very well-known, but I'd call it a must-see.

UPDATE: I have made a pattern for a giraffe finger puppet too. You can find it here.


Ornaments on the tree

1:11:00 PM

One of my favorite Christmas traditions in our family is putting the ornaments on the Christmas tree. My mom has given me and siblings a beautiful keepsake ornament every year and it just makes me happy to pull out my box, pull out each ornament and think of all the memories associated with that ornament. It's a great way to reminisce.

Our ornaments have truly been our treasures. When we had special friends come over, my sisters and I usually showed them two things- my mom's awesome vintage dresses and our own special ornaments. They were good friends to let us show them our special things. We probably talked on and on about them as I do to you. :)

I've recently noticed that I'm really leaning toward bird ornaments as of late. It seems that at least a third of my ornaments are birds, and I love it. This cardinal is a particular favorite of mine. My mom gave me and Rob one each either last Christmas or the Christmas before.

I wrote about some other favorite ornaments two years ago when Jack was Rose's age (time flies), if you care to see.

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