But to remedy the situation a bit, I put this together...
a garland of gingerbread men to dress up my kitchen!
And I found that gingerbread man potholder on the cabinet door when I moved, I don't remember when he came from but I like him!
I made a longer gingerbread man garland for the big window in my kitchen - sorry for the glare of the sun in the picture. It is a glorious sunny day, which makes up for the 3" of a "dusting" of snow they predicted. Oh the little gingerbread plate in the lower left corner of the picture came from Pier 1 this year.
I die cut them from chipboard with an old, out of production Sizzix die that I got on ebay. Too cute - nice plump little guys about 4" tall. Now the chipboard was blah, so I spray painted them with my current favorite spray paint, Rustoleum Hammered Bronze and then I sprayed them with a new to me find -spray GLITTER! OMG -- I LOVE this stuff!!
Here's a close up to the little guys.
This year I hung my gingerbread man quilt in my living room. I've shown this before on the blog. It started as a potholder - really! It was a pattern in Fons & Porter magazine years ago and was suppose to just be a potholder but I loved this block, and
I made the little guys out of a brushed flannel and tea dyed the rick rack and added googly eyes - I love googly eyes!
I'll show more of my Christmas decorating tomorrow!
Happy stitching -