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Crafty's advent day 4

Fingers crossed we have no gremlins today.

What can you make with white ric rac, a few buttons, a length of grosgrain ribbon and some felt?

ooh I forgot to mention you need a handful of toy stuffing as well. That's all the ingredients to make these charming gingerbreadmen, they are just perfect.  I have only shown a handful of people and they all want one!! 

Why not have a go at making a few yourself, you can print off a copy of the template HERE with simple instructions.  The white ric rac is HERE, Go Grosgrain Christmas ribbon HERE, I used the forest with white snowflakes, but there are so many different colours you could pick.  The felt I found in John Lewis, I thought it was a perfect colour for gingerbreads.  The buttons came from my button box, of which I have very few left since Syd found it on Wednesday!

Don't like sewing? Not enough time? Then why not leave a comment because these two gingerbreadmen are homeless, they have nowhere to go for Christmas! We will pick a winner in Sundays posting.

Syd has been enjoying her time off school, two days of crafting. She has all the ribbons and buttons she wants, a huge (5ltr) bucket of PVA glue and a mountain of coloured paper.  I promised she could make a gingerbreadman yesterday, what do you think?

OK I know I may be slightly bias, she is my niece but I think it is fantastic.  We increased up the size of our gingerbread template a little and marked out the felt.  Syd had trouble cutting the felt, it kept getting "stuck" in the scissors, so Rachie did it for her.  The rest was all down to her. she likes my buttons!!!! Some jumbo ric rac, red country check and a christmas bell and a bag of gold snowflake.

This was the tree Syd made on Thursday, the glue had been put away, so it was down to good old sellotape to stick ALL those buttons on!!

I have a day planned in my studio taking photos of the gingerbread challenge goodies, I have been itching to show you them all.  The roads are too icy to go anywhere, we have lots of food in the cupboards, no ringing telephones so I am looking forward to a perfect day!


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