Saturday, November 28, 2009

SOME CHRISTMAS FINISHES

When I saw the "candy" canes on La Vie En Rosie I wanted to make them right away. So I got busy and all the directions are there. I had a hard time at first, but eventually, I widened the stick part a little so it was easier to stuff them. I have to say it wasn't really fun turning and stuffing them, but I really liked them when I got them finished. I decided to continue with the directions to stiffen them and dye them a little, then paint on sparkly stuff. I'm not sure I would dye or sparkle them next time - if I ever do them again. I ran out of sparkle, so some of them don't sparkle all the way down.
If you go to her web site you will see how she arranged them in a tin bucket and I really like how hers looks. I'm not finished arranging mine and I'm going to give some away, so I won't have that many in my basket. I just stuffed them in for now.
I got some berries & greenery to put in the basket, so I think it will look better after I rearrange them.
A special little GD is having her first Christmas this year! Her birthday is Dec. 29, so she will have a birthday soon too! Here she is taking her first steps.
I will be sending her stocking to her this week. I had almost a whole year to get it finished!! The stocking is a dark red - the color didn't come out real well in the picture.
Now on to another project - and I'll be finished for this year! Woo Hoo!! I'll have to post pictures after Christmas. Good luck finishing up your projects too!

9 comments:

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Those candy canes are so cooooool!!! I have to make some!!!!

Lori said...

I love how your candy canes turned out. That is one pattern I kept that I'd like to make.
Wow! I'm sure the Christmas stocking will be treasured for many years. It is amazing!!

wyldthang said...

how I wish I could visit your house!!!!! those candy canes are way cool!!! I put some quilt pix up on Facebook for you, go peek! love, Celeste

Leanne said...

Your candy canes are so sweet, well done Ruth and your grand daughter is adorable.

a good yarn said...

Your candy canes look terrific! I love the way you have displayed them. I'm sure your grand daughter will have a wonderful time at Christmas especially with that delightful stocking. Ann :)

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you've been really busy with your pretty candy canes. And lucky little GD -- that stocking is beautiful!

Shasta said...

These candy canes are adorable! they look wonderful the way you have displayed them as well. The stocking is great. Good luck on your finish.

Jo said...

Your candy canes are great,think I might have to try some of those and your grandaughter is so cute,lovely stocking too.

MARCIE said...

Your granddaughter is so adorable! And so are the candy canes! Very nice!