I got really crafty in the last few days before Christmas, mainly trying to make and complete Katie’s Christmas stocking in time for the holiday. Here are the work-in-progress photos:
The best part of this project was the happy knowledge that I will never have to make a Christmas stocking ever again. (“Hey, let’s make a complicated hand-sewn heirloom at the busiest time of the year! Let’s do that four times!”) Here they all are. I can’t believe it’s been a decade since I made Jeff’s.
Eleanor must have caught the craftiness bug, because while I was busy constructing a stocking, she was busy corralling all her siblings into making a nativity pageant. The results are below. They wanted to perform the whole thing by just the light of one candle, but I persuaded them to have one light on, just so I could film their performance.
Forgive my singing, it’s really loud on the video since I was the one holding the camera. I should have stayed silent, but the kids really wanted that audience participation, and I couldn’t help myself. I case you’re wondering, there’s a Wise Man drawn on that big piece of cardboard. Jeffrey is an angel who likes to bare his bare chest. Katie is . . . herself. Wim is a shepherd, and Eleanor is Everyone Else. And that’s a star made out of Lego, not a crucifix. Got that?