Friday, December 16, 2011
After writing all those daily Thanksgiving posts, it seems like it has been a long time since I posted anything. I have decorated for Christmas and thought I'd share a few things. I am a fan of decorating on the cheap. Some years ago, I saw some carolers in a catalog. I don't remember which one now. They were really cute. And really expensive. At least way more than I wanted to spend. I decided to make them myself instead.
There were some fence post logs laying around the back of the house when we moved here so I cut three pieces in the length I wanted for the carolers and then I got out some yarn I had on hand and the knitting needles and went to work. I'm not very good at making up my own designs so I based the sweater and hats on baby patterns I had and just cut them down to a smaller size.
I put the core on the square base and the the star shaped thing over it to give it a prettier base. I'm not really sure why the paint looks scraped up in some of these pictures... Couldn't possibly be user error with the camera, could it?
In the end I decided that the top needed something so I gave it a little star dome too.
I put a battery operated candle inside the windows and there I've got a street lamp.