Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The village

A few years back I bought some of those little houses for creating a Christmas village. I've added a piece here and there. It gets set up on top of my fake fireplace. If it gets much bigger I may have to move it.

The village people singing Christmas carols in front of the church

The newstand is a new addition this year

Every village needs an antique shop

There's more I could show you but I didn't want to load the post up with too many pictures. Now I'm looking forward to after Christmas sales so I can hopefully find some new additions at 50% off

Monday, December 11, 2017

It's a start

Saturday I finally found enough ambition to pull out some of the decorations and decorate the tree. Not only did I decorate the tree in the living room but I put up a little one in the man cave too.

The living room tree. Not the most elaborate looking tree ever but it will do

The man cave tree is only 4' and all the decorations are ones that Wade's kids made for him a long time ago.

Aside from the two tree I pulled out a few other things too. There is still  another whole box to go through but I ran out of enthusiasm.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nose job

Since I had all the stuff out from making the sock gnomes, I thought I would make some more of the sock snowmen.

I repeated last years version of using an orange toothpick for the nose but for some reason I just didn't like it this year. The nose is just way too skinny.

I decided that this little cutie needed a nose job. But I couldn't think of what to use instead. Then it hit me. I had scraps of orange felt and some orange embroidery floss. I decided to see if I could make something that might slightly resemble a carrot. I rolled a small square of felt into a sort of cone shape and then wrapped it with some floss to hold it. Then I made a little knot and slid it over the toothpick that was already there.

I think this snowman looks much better now with his brand new nose.

After I got done getting the pictures ready for this post I did a little playing.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Gift giving

I have always been bad at gift giving. It's not that I don't like to give them, I'm just not very good at picking them out. Even when I come up with what I think is a great idea something goes wrong. It is either not available or totally out of my price range.

Then there are the people that I just plain don't know what to get them. They have everything they need or they're very particular and difficult to buy for.

At this point I'm wondering where exactly I was planning on going with this post and I really have no clue. This would be a good time to insert a picture that I took from Snappygoat.com and did a little edit to.

What would you consider the perfect gift to receive from a friend or coworker?
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