Friday, December 26, 2008

Look at all those reindeer.

These have nothing to do with fabric, unless you count the ribbons on their necks, but I wanted to post what I had been working on the past week and a half.
My husband and I worked together to make 11 sets of Reindeer to hand out this year at Christmas. Each set has two reindeer, one small one and one larger one.

We both took turns cutting out the reindeer on the band saw and sanding them. Then I stained them all and added the eyes, nose, and the bows and bells on their necks. They were a lot of fun to make. We handed out 7 to my family members, gave one set to our neighbors, kept one set for us, and made two extra just in case any of their antlers broke before they reached their destination.
While we were making them we had a couple antler casualties and had to remake a few, so we wanted to make sure we had a spare set just in case any deer broke an antler during our travels. Luckily they all made it safely to their destinations, but now we have two extra sets. Not sure what to do with those. Guess we will save them for next Christmas. :)

3 comments:

Barb's Blurbs said...

They are so cute! I love their 'startled' expression...let's see...they could be saying 'what, Christmas already?" or "Santa, you need to go on a diet'... or ???

jan said...

Hi Leah, these little fellas are just so cute, well done on making so many and in time for Christmas too. What a clever girl [and boy] you are. I hope they all arrived safely in their new homes. :-) janet

jan said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR LEAH

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