Friday, August 1, 2014

Getting Ready for Christmas

It's still July isn't it?? Oh well, let's just pretend it's still July so I will be posting a JULY team challenge at least in the right month. I won't tell if you won't....heh heh heh!

This challenge for the BBA Team was suggested by LeAnn of Pasque Flower Creations who challenged us to start preparing earlier for Christmas so as not to get caught off guard when December craziness is upon us.

Back at the beginning of the year I told myself..... "Self" I said, "get some Christmas done early this year" but did I? Noooo. Self wasn't listening so well, it seems  :p

So, with this challenge looking me in the face I finally got off my duff and made something for Christmas!!



It's a Milk and Cookies for Santa play set with a glass of milk, three cookies with sprinkles, and a bag to store it all in. I've made and sold several of them but never seem to get more than one ready at a time, and there's usually some time in between a sale and getting another made. So this year I'll at least have one ready to go!! Woot! Woot!



I have also made sets of just the three cookies so I will get that done pretty soon. Then I'd like to do some other Christmas somethings that I haven't made before.... I'm thinking Christmas tree coasters, ornaments for the tree, maybe snowflakes.



I've made some star ornaments but never really did anything with them. I think I'll pull them out of my yarn closet, make some more, and get them listed. They don't take very long so I should be able to get some sets together pretty easily! There is some wait time 'cause they look nicer if they are blocked and lightly starched!

I think that's just a plain white one, but I have sparkley cotton yarn that would make a very pretty star! The red and white one is actually one strand of white cotton yarn and one strand of red crochet thread held together.

Now, if I can just find those poinsettias to rest the stars on, I'll be in business!!



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14 comments:

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Still July? Of course it is! (Only because I'm not mentally ready for it to be August yet, ugh.)

Your challenge is so cute. I'm not great at getting shop stuff ready ahead of time, either, so it's good that you've started now!

BeadedTail said...

What an adorable milk and cookies for Santa set! Love it!

Utopia Printables said...

Arrgh! I haven't even started on Halloween stuff yet. I need to get to work before I start panicking. This year is flying by.

These are so cute! It amazes me what people can do with crochet.

Memories for Life said...

I'm with you...lets pretend it's still July!
Your sprinkled cookies are so cute! And snowflake ornaments would look great!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh how adorable. I came by to thank you for visiting my Letter K post. I would love it if you linked this post on my Count Down To Christmas Linky party! Thanks for sharing. Great job of getting an early start!

Grantham Lynn said...

Thanks for linking. Maybe you'll get some traffic. Feel free to link your creative Christmas posts. You've inspired me. Maybe I'll make some stars. They would be great to give to my kids at school!
Have a great weekend.
Sherry

Grantham Lynn said...

Thanks for linking. Maybe you'll get some traffic. Feel free to link your creative Christmas posts. You've inspired me. Maybe I'll make some stars. They would be great to give to my kids at school!
Have a great weekend.
Sherry

Kc W said...

I love your cookies and they made me very hungry! Guess that means they are very realistic. I can't even begin to think about Christmas yet.... Happy Friday!

LanasArtStudio said...

well well well... i just posted a comment about fall season... and here I see you are getting ready for a christmas! I'm not sure if I'm ready to say goodbye to summer yet:)

Thank you for reminding that it is time to getting ready! ready or not, Christmas is coming in no time!

Judy Nolan said...

These holiday-themed items are really wonderful. I need to work on holiday-themed items, too.

Duni said...

Wow, that cookie and milk set for Santa turned out GREAT!
I love the crochet stars too - wonderful Xmas decoration!

Julie Corbisiero said...

I love all of your Christmas crochet creations that you made! so pretty. I love the crochet too and should start making ornaments now too.
Julie
Julie's Lifestyle

Splendid Little Stars said...

How I wish it were still July! I love Summer best of all, so it's difficult to even think of --gasp-- Christmas!
You have some great products made and planned!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely creations for Xmas in July ~ wonderful needle work ~ Happy Weekend to you ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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