Raindeer suckers and ugly sweaters they have a little slit in the back for a gift card or money. They all made on the embroidery machine in the hoop. I used felt.
Only October and I am ready for Christmas. We have two new additions this year with Luke born in January our first Great Grandchild baby to Kayleigh. Ariel born 28 July is our youngest Grandchild. So had to add their placemats and bells.
Every year we hang the bells on the tree before lunch oldest to youngest
We also give out suckers to the family member that has made us laugh with their amusing things they have done during the year. A few members get the suckers regularly… just saying … not mentioning any names. 😳
So with the familygrowing 17 this year. I have to be organized as summer is a busy time and I would rather be stand up paddle boarding than sitting inside. Do you have traditions ? They make our Christmas so much fun and full the room with laughter.
My daughter Mandy is expecting number two at the end of July. My eldest daughter Sally and I put together a baby shower. We were impressed with ourselves hahaha it came together ! Sally creatively made a baby in a bee outfit for the cake topping which came out even better than expected. Sally’s husband Steve made the cake and also made some fudge which we added to the bee hive boxes. Along with the embroidered serviette holders that are an embroidery design for lipgloss holders that I altered slightly sewing them on felt Lots of daisies pulled it all together.
Found this pattern in a Knit Simple book it was a bit fiddly to make but think it came out beautifully http://www.knitsimplemag.com/Back-Issues/holiday-2015 you can order a back copy here.
Our photographer daughter Sally is always on the lookout for new props so husband William has made her this small bed. This new photo prop is perfect for this creative lady to photograph all her newborn babies which she loves to shoot. I have added two of Sally’s photos that I think are super cute. http://www.ahernphotography.co.nz/