This year we decided to make ornaments out of felt. Of course, the first thing I made was a dog.
One of my sisters made a hummingbird.
Here's everything we made on our first get-together...
...plus all these various felt trees that my sister-in-law and some of my other sisters made.
Here's a close-up of the flamingo, because he's so awesome.
Since I only finished the dog and the fish the first day, I wanted to make some more things, so my two sisters who live here in San Diego and I got together for more forced crafting over the long Thanksgiving weekend.
That beaded-legged flamingo gave me the idea to come up with a skinny-legged Santa:
Once I made him, he needed a buddy, so I made a Rudolph. He was pretty easy (except for the antlers...) since my sis gave me the idea to just use the same basic triangle pattern.
My sisters made some more trees.
Then we each made ourselves a set of these two snowmen ornaments.
It was fun! (But now my thumb is killing me from too much sewing in one day... sigh. Because: old. My "crafter's arm" and "crafter's thumb" are reminding me of why I gave away all my embroidery supplies!)
Do you like to get crafty?