tincans covered in wallpaper and red netting tied in a bow...oasis inside to stick the holly and the ivy (please feel free to start singing), then red baubles threaded onto florist wire and stuck in too
these are for the tables at our dept. xmas party tonight
we put our names down for this...the characters from the church's crib stay with a different person each night of advent, the current hosts contact the next on the list, they take them round, say a prayer and the next hosts look after them until the next day when the whole process starts again
we had a lovely lady called Carol bring the figures to us and she ended up staying half an hour adoring egon and the cats and having a nice chat
so mary and joseph slept in the lounge by the xmas tree
tomorrow we only have to walk 2 streets along for the next hosts!
we sewed features onto 2 pieces of felt the same colour/size for the faces then sewed them together...we added a beard to the bottom with white marabou feather for st nicholas and some lace for black peter for his ruffle....we then sewed a cross onto st nicholas' mitre hat on both sides, then sewed them together but inserted the face into the bottom of the mitre to join together...for black peter we sewed together a hat and added a feather and inserted his face whilst sewing up....used the loose ends of thread to make a loop to hang