Tuesday, February 2, 2010

One Last Christmas Post

Dear Friends,

We share your stories and pictures here in the office and love to hear from you, so keep 'em coming! I had a few emails from our dear friends and fans with their Christmas projects, and I was so inspired I thought I'd share.

Nancy in Pennsylvania gave this store-bought 4-ft. tall Nutcracker a stylishly old-fashioned, one-of-a-kind makeover. She says, "I gave him beautiful blue eyes and rosy cheeks. I covered his hat with muskrat fur, and he has a mink collar made from and old coat of my mother's, and racoon fur around his leggin's. He has various braids and gold ribbons, and a gold medallion around his neck. I cut the cheap vinyl strap off his drum and glued on a leather one from some of my horse tack in my barn. But the crowning glory is his hair! I attached wool from the Petosi sheep farm down the road from me." He looks fantastic now, Nancy! She also sent this beautiful picture of her "Pennsylvania Primitives" barn in all it's snowy glory...

Audrey from Colorado sent this charming picture of her family's first ever creche in the woods, though, as she admits, it is a "creche in the backyard." Nonetheless she says, "it was lovely and magical and Tasha was shining down on us."

From Vermont in February,

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