Tuesday, December 22, 2009

{ it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas }

Everywhere you go! At least it is here. We are getting in the spirit and making new memories, and taking part in old traditions as well. It's so fun this year because Aidan and Olivia are both so excited about the holidays.

We've been making gingerbread cookies.











We've gone to the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo.











We've gone to Krohn Conservatory (one of my favorite places in the city) and the kids loved the live manger scene. That was always one of my favorite parts of Christmas as a kid, too.

















And I'm busy making lots of things for Christmas. Aidan loves the movie The Small One, which is a vintage Disney story about the donkey that carries Mary to Bethlehem. If you have a few minutes, it's worth the watch.



So, I'm making him my version of Small One, using a vintage horse pattern that I have. I've tweaked it a bit to make the ears longer and I also added a tail. He'll have a tuft of hair on the top of hid head too, just like in the movie.









I'm also making new stockings for everyone, too. I made some last year, using Michael Miller's Funky Christmas fabrics, but this year I wanted to use some fabrics that weren't just green and red. These are much more my style, and here a few pictures of the works in progress.














3 comments:

Lil' Bit Sassy said...

I like the stockings in fabric other than Christmas. I think it makes them more personalized. And the donkey you're making is CUTE!!

Shelly Overlook said...

We haven't been to the Krohn yet. I'm not even sure I know where it is, but it looks lovely! We haven't done Xmas at the zoo yet either, though we're members. Losers!!

Those stockings are gorgeous!

heather braunlin-jones said...

Thank you, both! I just put pictures up of the finished stockings if you'd like to check them out. I need to get some pictures of the donkey, too.

Shelly, you're not a loser at all! There is so much to do at the holidays, and it's hard to fit everything in. Krohn is in Eden Park, near the Art Museum and Mt. Adams. It's definitely worth the drive!

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