last minute make


This year we have fill/make your own crackers from Oxfam. I think I prefer to spend some money on the kits from a charity I support and fill our crackers with things that we might actually use for more than 10 seconds.

So, I have some mini body lotion for my mum and me, a mini whiskey for Hubbie. I couldn’t think what to put in Niblet’s as I didn’t want to spend too much and didn’t want tat.

I decided that as the Gruffalo finger puppets were a hit at his party (and does still get played with from time to time) that I would make another finger puppet.

I picked up a whole bunch of pre-cut felt puppet ‘bodies’ for 10p a pack (with about 10 in each pack of various bright colours) on sale ages ago, so I used one of these and thought that the colours lent themselves to more extra-terrestrial things.

Finding other spare bits of felt and some fun foam shapes that I could cut up and my mission was complete. As I packed the sewing machine away last week after making the bean bag and pyjamas I had to hand sew it. Looks great from the front and not bad, but not quite so great, from the back (but I didn’t take a picture of that!)


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all have fun and that your wishes come true.

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