I hope that you had a great weekend! Mine was busy as usual, and good family time too.

We set up our tree during the week, my skirt looks just right under it! Yes, we have a fake tree. . . while living in Southern California, we were in campus housing (Joe was working on his MA), and for insurance purposes no real trees were allowed – so we went to the local walmart/kmart (I don’t remember which) and got a little tree, for our little apartment, and still use it every year! I’ve been batting the kids away from the tree since Wednesday – Owen just had to press his luck, and see if he would get into trouble for touching. It’s made for a little extra activity on my part, just keeping track of him :) So far it hasn’t fallen over! A couple of weeks ago I was given a nativity fabric panel, a friend was cleaning out her stash from when her boys were young. I would guess that the panel was at least 10 if not 15 years old – so I have no idea where she got it or if they even make them any more – sorry. I cut out all the peices in the evening, and got to sewing the next morning – Emmalie was by my side and was glad to help stuff the people. I’ve sewn plenty of clothing but the curves and wonky shapes were challenging! I added beans to the bottoms instead of cardboard, so they are weighted and stand easily. The kids, especially Em, have had fun playing with the set since I finished up. It’s a fun set, and I love how it brings the meaning of Christmas into playtime.

This is another set that we have. We have let them play with it a little, but it’s not the same as the soft fabric set. The mini quilt I received last week was the perfect stage for it on our table. I hope that you are blessed today ~

By | 2017-02-06T09:19:11+00:00 December 8th, 2008|finished project, My kids|12 Comments


  1. SaraRules December 8, 2008 at 11:56 am - Reply

    What great Christmas cheer! That nativity is such a cute idea! and it looks fabulous!
    After reading the different Christmas tree skirt posts, and seeing the progress, it’s wonderful to see it under the tree!

    And love the star table runner you have under the second nativity! I haven’t gotten anything Christmas up yet, and seeing your pictures makes me quite jealous! :)

  2. Artfulife December 8, 2008 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    So cute! My mom got the girls the fisher price nativity set. The girls love it. Christmas is such a wonderful time of year.

  3. audreypawdrey December 8, 2008 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    These are wonderful pictures and I love the soft nativity set. A friend of mine has one very similar-such a neat idea. The tree skirt looks wonderful under your tree!

  4. Amy December 8, 2008 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I love that!!!!!

  5. jacquie December 8, 2008 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    i love a handmade nativity, especially one kids can play with. i have one that is made out of wooden blocks with decoupaged figures that my boys made with me. they arranged and rearranged that set over and over every year.

  6. Jackie December 8, 2008 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Love your decorations! I can see your tree skirt peeking out from underneath the tree, looks great! My son loves our nativity set. It has always been tradition for him to set it up.

  7. melissa s. December 8, 2008 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    what a clever little nativity scene. i love it!

  8. Ang December 9, 2008 at 12:15 am - Reply

    I have to get Ellie a nativity set! Love the tree and skirt. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Tipper December 9, 2008 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Oh I adore the nativity set you made from the old fabric-so sweet. Just perfect for the age of your kids.

  10. Kim December 9, 2008 at 8:57 am - Reply

    I love the story about your Christmas tree! The kids are so cute in their jammies, looking a little bit sleepy. The nativity set looks like it is made for small hands to play with, easy for them to rearrange the scene as they see fit. What a wonderful Christmas plaything for your little ones.

  11. Karen December 9, 2008 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Wow~LOVE your tree skirt! Glad I found you through Giveaway Day. I”m doing another giveaway on my blog–check it out if you get a chance~

  12. DiddleDaddleDesigns December 11, 2008 at 9:36 am - Reply

    The tree skirt looks wonderful. Doesn’t it make you feel so good. I love the idea of a nativity that the kids can actually touch.

Leave A Comment