Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mushrooms, felt ornaments, and garlands

A Homemade Christmas at SimplyVintagegirl.com

Welcome to A Homemade Christmas! This is No. 3 of 4 A Homemade Christmas events but I did not participate in week 2. As most of you know we are moving in January. We will be traveling over 3700 miles with 2 teenage boys, a 10 yr old, 2 adults, and 2 dogs (one 14 lbs and the other 95 lbs!) in a Honda Pilot pulling an enclosed 5x8 trailer containing a portion of our household goods. The Lord provides once again as the remaining household goods will be shipped courtesy of Uncle Sam aka United States Air Force. Last week few weeks have been spent preparing our house to put it on the market and sorting. How can 5 people accumulate so much in 4 1/2 years? During that time I had hoped to have more Christmas goodies prepared but well there are only so many hours in the day and I don't always use my time wisely. But in the last couple of days progress has been made...

Firstly... this adorable little mushroom! I just love red and orange mushrooms! Sean took a spectacular picture last fall.... Here we have the felt version! I really would like to make more of these little darlings

Secondly, more felt ornaments. Gingerbread men, hearts, and chocolate heart cookies! These babies won't go straight to my hips! Note to self, and all concerned: NEVER rely on 10 year old puffy paint!

And last but definitely not least! The garlands. Sean has been begging garlands. he loves a house fully decorated for any holiday be it Thanksgiving, Christmas, 4th of July, or birthdays. So this year I am making him garlands. I have one finished and hope to have two more completed before they arrive home in a couple of hours so I guess I had better skiddadle!


  1. You are amazing :) Great job on all,but the garlands are super cool! :) I also love the gingerbread boy ornament, how adorable! :) Have a good day!!!

  2. Awwwww. that mushroom is SO cute! I'd love to see the "picture version" of it too! AND the garlands AND the gingerbread boy!

    So glad you are getting all festive even though a move is looming in the future. Hope you are well!

  3. Cute! I especially like the little gingerbread's.