Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Say Hello to My Little Friend

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:
"Dude.  Where have you been?"
Sorry 3rd king of the orient.   Apparently you're gonna have to wait at least one more year to see the felt newborn king.

Take heart, friend.  We're all waiting for Jesus to come back.

Merry Christmas!


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.

2 Comments:

Larissa Holland December 25, 2013 at 12:37 PM  

It's all beautiful, so well done. You'll be so glad you did all that work when it is complete.

Skooks December 25, 2013 at 3:55 PM  

LH - Thank you! Hearing my 6 year old say that this nativity set is her favorite definitely made it worth the work! :)

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