Monday, December 9, 2013

Nativity Set from Under My Umbrella

 It's the most wonderful time of the year to be crafting!  Merry Christmas!  December is one of my favorite months because it seems there are so many wonderful things to see and taste but most of all we get to focus on the birth of our Savior.  I thought it would be fun to use a pattern of a nativity set I came up with a few years back.  Here is an example of one unfinished....

It's always amazing what different people can create with the same base project.  I emailed the ladies of WYLTC and they all responded they were up for the challenge.  I'm so excited to see what they come up with!   The first nativity set I painted up looked like this...

This time I knew I wanted to do something different.  I chose to do a lighter color and add a little burlap and jute.  I really should stop taking pictures with my phone!  It's become a slight addiction.  I don't even know where my camera is anymore.   I keep trying to decide which one I like better and have decided I like them both for different reasons.

If you tilt your head slightly the picture will look straight ;)

I always seem to have a kid story with every craft I make.  This one has to do with my oldest.  She is a teenager (gasp!!).  She typically doesn't have much to do with my crafting but she did this time and had an important lesson to share.  First a little back info....   My teenager is a funny girl.  She is quick, witty and has something funny to say about most things.  For example, after seeing this family photo, she titled it "The day my parents told me I'm adopted."

She isn't adopted but I now laugh every time I see this picture and love it even more.  It didn't make our Christmas card but it has earned a place in our home.  

Back to the craft project.  In the middle of taking pictures I decided the donkey should move.  I placed him and took a picture.  My cute teenager was standing behind me and made the comment that I should title that picture "Don't be the donkey of the family."

After she said it I decided it was a good lesson!  The donkey is the only piece not focusing on the Savior.  She was right.  It important to remember the reason for the season.   Wisdom from a 15 year old sometimes comes in a funny form!

Stay tuned for the next few days to see what the ladies of WYLTC do with this nativity set.  Be ready to be amazed...I am!!!  Happy Holidays!


Krystal said...

Haha! Your daughter sounds like a kick! Too Cute!
I LOVE the head pieces!!! What a fun idea!

Nicole@CraftySisters-nc said...

I love your stable! It's so cute! Your daughter sounds hilarious! I kept laughing a long time over her adoption story.:) Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful pattern and talents with us!:)

Beck's said...

Loved the nativity where did you get pattern? I would love a copy of it.

Tina said...

This is gorgeous! Is there a pattern available?