Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rudolph Day for February

I knew that Rudolph Day, February 25 (actually on Saturday) was going to be a busy one for me, so I planned to celebrate the day before, on Friday the 24th -- Rudolph Eve day, if you will.  The morning was busy as I tried to complete housework and free up my afternoon.  I actually did accomplish a few of the things I planned to.

I sipped Twining's Christmas Tea as I went about my day.  Forgot to listen to any Christmas music, though.   In the late afternoon, it began to snow.  Few things bring me more joy than working at my little crafting desk, sipping tea and looking out the dormer window at falling snow.

On my to-do list was making a thank-you card for a friend.  The picture doesn't show it very well.  The illustration was from one of those page-a-day calendars, and was just perfect for my friend, as we joke about aging quite a bit.
I used a fuchsia floral print for the basis of the card, to coordinate with the old lady's sweater.  I found this print online as a free printable scrapbooking paper from Activity Village and simply printed it out on card stock.

The inside of the card -- just a simple stamp  and an edging made from stickers.
Another thing I've been trying to do on a regular (monthly) basis is to craft multiple items for use as gifts and possibly for sale at craft fairs, etc.  I managed to make eight of these on Rudolph Day:

And lastly, I took time to make up some Christmas graphics out of vintage/antique magazine illustrations I had previously scanned.  I don't like my new scanner as well as the old one, and am still trying to figure out how to make the program work most efficiently.  But I did get six or eight graphics made and was pleased with accomplishing that much.  I enjoy using vintage illustrations here on my Christmas blog and it is especially fun to make them from my stash of 1950s Christmas magazines.

And this is a project I had hoped to work on, but didn't get to this time:
This is one of the Dresden Plate placemats I'm working on to match the table runner I made a few years back.
And that was my Rudolph Day for February 2012!


  1. Hello Mrs T,
    I just wondered if you have EVER considered making felt food to sell?If you do PLEASE let me know.:)

  2. Hi Nikki!

    I can honestly say I never really thought about it. What felt food items would you be interested in? I would certainly be willing to make some to sell if the items were simple enough to keep the cost low. Just let me know what you have in mind, okay?


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