Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Crocheted Rudolf Match Holder

I'm constantly amazed at the things my children bring home from the handicrafts lessons at school. Part of the curriculum involves learning to knit and crochet - for the boys and the girls alike. My 9 year old son recently came home with this:
The "body" is a very long crocheted chain wound around a glass and glued in place.
A felt underside has been stuck on with the reindeer's feet an integral part!
The antlers, ears and face are cut out of felt and stuck/sewn together using blanket stitch and a bit of stuffing for the face.
There's a special strip at the back to strike the matches on...
...and my favourite bit - the glittery red nose. Mind you, I did raise an eyebrow a bit at the thought of twenty two 9 year olds bringing their Rudolfs full of matches home in their school bags....what a temptation that might have been for any potential arsonists in the class....



Tomorrow is the 12.12.12 - a very special date for us as it is our daughter's birthday and she will be.....12!!! We will be doing something special to celebrate - more about that later.

3 comments:

Juanita said...

Turning 12 on 12.12.12?!? How significant :)

I wonder why that is that boys and girls are taught to knit and crochet. Was it the same for you, back where you are from?

isleofswitzerland.blogspot.com said...

This looks great. Very professional. I hope N had a lovely birthday celebration 12.12.12, definitely something to remember! x

Crafty Helen said...

Hi - thanks for stopping by. X

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