Right now you're seeing all kinds of beautiful handmade Christmas-y fun on everyone's blogs. I had intended on doing the same, but hit a little bump in the road. Here's the story:
When you have two kids 3 and under, it is guaranteed that they are going to mess with your stuff, ie: break things. So, this year I figured I'd stay one step ahead and make a stuffed fabric nativity scene instead of watching as the porcelain wise men one by one bit the dust.
I got started with a manger...
....and a baby Jesus.
Then I decided to go for Mary. Mary and I did not get along. Our time together included seam ripping, face-replacing, and finally a vengeful toss into the garbage can (which wasn't as satisfying as it would've been to throw a porcelain Mary, I must say. Now I understand my children a little better).
I can't go into more detail about the nativity scene because the pain is still too fresh, but after I had it out with Mary, I did the only thing that made sense. I made an Amy Butler Cabo Halter top. In December. In hot pink.
Hey, I had to get my sewjo back somehow, right?
I'll have you know I froze my tookus off to take these pics for you guys. You're welcome!
Only 7 more months before I can bring this baby out again!
PS: I'm not totally done with the nativity scene idea, just taking a break. In the meantime, please send us or post to our flickr page any nativity scenes you have made so I can get a little inspiration!