What am I going to do when I actually finish this nativity? Seriously. It has crept into the Christmas making just about every year since 2009. I was able to make Mary, baby Jesus, and a shepherd that first year. Realizing how awkward that was to have no Joseph to make the Holy Family complete, I was able to get him finished up for 2010's Christmas season. I fell down on the job in 2011, I guess, and it took another full year after that for 1 wise man to show up in 2012.
What happened in 2013? Did I actually just finish the whole thing so we could finally move this project from the UFO pile to the . . . well . . . there is no "completed projects" pile . . . so . . . um . . . blah blah blah. You get the idea. ANYHOO. I was able to finish 1 more magi-type this year.
Here's the current group shot for you:
Take heart, friend. We're all waiting for Jesus to come back.
P.S. I wanted to include a closer look at the Holy Family here so you could see how the cheapo felt sheets I used are starting to pill after several years of the kids playing with them. The kids don't care, but I'm kind of wishing I knew about wool blend felt back when I started this project!
|LM's favorite nativity out of the 4 "playable" ones we have is this one because, "It's the only one where Mary can actually hold her baby!"|
P.P.S. You could make this project if you want! The pattern is by Bugga Bugs on Etsy. Maybe you'll even get yours done before I do.