And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
I crocheted this stocking cap and cuffed baby shoes by modifying 2 Ravelry patterns and adding eyes and a “carrot” nose.
I put a smaller snow face on this version, so that I could make the shoes in a brighter color.
And this set has a matching beanie:
Don’t be afraid to try changing a pattern and adding a touch of your own creativity… no harm in trying and you can always rip it out :)
I’ve been crocheting Christmas stockings since my kids were born. Each new baby or family member gets a unique stocking just for them.
I always use the same stocking pattern (from an old craft book I bought at a garage sale) and then design a different appliqué for the front of each one.
These are the three new stocking designs for 2010…
Whimsical reindeer stocking for Nolan:
Red and white candy cane flowers for Skyleigh:
And a simple modern snowman for Cody:
Can’t wait to fill them! :)
Okay, here’s the thing.
I may be the LAST person in the whole entire world to be crafting without a fan-cee vinyl cutting device.
Oh, ok. Not REALLY, but it seems like it sometimes.
So if you’re like me, here’s how we made our upcycled luminaries sans vinyl cutter:
Glass jars – canning, pickle and whathaveyou
Blue painters tape
Self healing rotary mat
Overlap blue painters tape on a self healing mat:
If you don’t have a cutting mat, then use your kitchen cutting board.
Draw your fabulous designs on the painters tape and carefully cut out with a utility knife:
Place on clean glass jars, being careful to seal the edges VERY well. In a well ventilated, preferably outdoor location, lightly, but completely cover the jar with spray paint.
Be careful not to spray INSIDE the jar. It will wreck your magnificent design.
Allow the paint to dry enough that you can touch the jars without sticking and then carefully remove the tape.
Allow to dry completely before use. Since they are glass, it would be safe to use a real candle.
Which would never work here because of the EVERPRESENTWIND.
So we used battery operated tea lights.