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mplsdeanna
« on: February 04, 2008 02:00:17 PM »

In December, my son's daycare director saw a little Santa zombie chicken I made for my 2 year old. She asked my partner, "Oh, do you think she'd make us a nativity set for the kids to play with?" "Oh, sure!" my partner said, "DeAnna just knocks these things out left and right!"

(Did you all just cringe with me? Thank you.) But I was actually quite happy to do it, and so of course this turned into a project that has taken over my life over the past four weeks. I have probably spent 60 hours on this -- a couple hours here and there in the evenings and MANY hours each weekend. I'm delighted with how the project turned out, but not as happy with the photos. I think I need to make a light box to do it right.

So here is the story:

As shepherds


were watching their sheep

(I may make a few more so they have a respectable flock)

an angel appeared before them


and said, "Go see the baby. And his mom and dad."


"You will know them by their very tired donkey."


"You will find the baby lying in a manger lined with Fun Fur."


Three kings arrived.


I guess they could all fit on one camel.


They brought gifts.
(I made a box of gold (Glitterspun yarn), a silver bucket-y type thing, and a lame basket of some peach yarn, as if frankincense is peach ... I think I'm going to re-do the lame basket, so just picture something cool. What I made isn't as cool as what you're thinking of.)

And then a giant attacked!


I've never done a big project like this before, and I would eat feedback! Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008 02:11:51 PM »

So cute! I especially eat the sheep and the three kings!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008 02:19:10 PM »

FANTASTIC!

But I think the wise men need at least one more camel and the shepherds do need a few more sheep.

I really like the robes you have on the wise men, the colors are great.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008 02:52:29 PM »

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You will find the baby lying in a manger lined with Fun Fur.

This made me giggle! Great job!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008 03:00:35 PM »

This is RAAR grr ugggh! You are so rockin the crochet!  TFS
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008 03:02:18 PM »

I eat it!   The sheep is just too cute for words.  Fabulous Job... and it looks like a Great size for the kids to play with.   bravo!

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2008 03:05:15 PM »

They are all so cute...what a beautiful set! The kids will eat playing and learning with them.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2008 03:11:16 PM »

They're great! I'm sure that the kids will eat playing with them.
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2008 03:31:04 PM »

They're RAAR grr ugggh!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2008 03:56:40 PM »

They look very good!
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2008 03:59:47 PM »

I eat the line "in a manger lined with fun fur"! 
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2008 04:03:06 PM »

Thank you so much! I think (and hope) you're right -- the kids will enjoy playing with them. Right now my son likes to do a mash-up where Santa visits a few of them, which is hilarious. (I am so going to hell.)
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2008 04:16:48 PM »

I like the sandals! Very cool set you have there. ^_^b
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2008 04:19:09 PM »

You did such an RAAR grr ugggh job! They look great!
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2008 05:12:53 PM »

Great post... I eat the story and the crochet that goes along with it (and yes I do mean in that order  Cheesy)

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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2008 05:35:20 PM »

Applauding....great job!
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2008 08:23:10 PM »

Wow, that rocks! Excellent job!
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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2008 08:28:44 PM »

Hooray!  You did a wonderful job, they are delightful and made me giggle. Smiley  One more shepherd ought to do the trick. Wink
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2008 09:28:17 PM »

WOW!  Not only is this RAAR grr ugggh, but your story is hilarious!


I eat your sheep... a fibre fan's bias, no doubt!



If you can, and you're ambitious/interested enough, I'd suggest making some sort of bottle-type thing for your frankincense... 'cause if all else fails, you could say "it's in there"  ... whether it's like I Dream of Jeannie or more urn-like, I'm sure it'd make sense.
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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2008 11:00:50 PM »

how cute!  btw, my fave retailing of the nativity story so far.  you should sell that to mel gibson. Wink
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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2008 12:53:33 AM »

Dood! THis is RAAR grr ugggh! I eat the fresh use of ami!!! Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2008 03:15:56 AM »

Wow - fantastic set - did you make up all the patterns? Very very cute!
And I'm like everyone else - eat the story Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2008 04:01:05 AM »

awww! I eat this!  The sheep, the fun fur manger and the tired donkey, everything is perfect.  The "giant" is absolutely precious too!  so cute  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2008 06:25:21 AM »

Oh! These are so cute!! I eat nativities that kids can play with!
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« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2008 06:34:37 AM »

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Right now my son likes to do a mash-up where Santa visits a few of them, which is hilarious. (I am so going to hell.)

no you aren't Smiley When I was a kid we went to Midnight Mass one year, as communion was winding down Santa walked in, took communion, then paused and knelt at the huge nativity set up in front before waving & leaving. We kids got it, Santa is a Christian too.

I eat the donkey, the sheep is precious and the kings are fantastic! I agree the shepards need a whole flock.

Frankinsence (sp?) is a solid, myhrr is a liquid Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2008 06:52:56 AM »

Wow, thank you so much, everyone!

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I eat the line "in a manger lined with fun fur"! 

That is right out of the original Greek translation of the Book of Matthew. It seems the Innkeeper (oh! I should add an Innkeeper!) loved to crochet.

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Frankinsence (sp?) is a solid, myhrr is a liquid

Oh, you're so right! Sunday school flashback! I ended up with the box of gold, then last night finished a silver sort-of I Dream of Jeanie-ish, well, cookie jar with a loop for a handle, and then a red sack tied up with a silver rope. So it's believable that the cookie jar has a liquid, and the bag has a solid.

I eat the story of Santa taking communion!
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2008 07:07:18 AM »

This is RAAR grr ugggh!!!

I think the baby jesus looks like a little peanut.   Grin
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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2008 07:25:16 AM »

I eat the crochet set, but my favorite is the sheep!!! I so want a flock of my own one day.. maybe I can convince the neighbors they are a different type of dog!  I think your set will be a huge hit with everyone, kids, teachers, and parents!! I know we all eat it here!
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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2008 07:55:08 AM »

I think that all looks fabulous! And as far as I'm concerned, you're right on schedule Smiley Hey, it's only the beginning of February - it's not like the rest of us don't have unfinished holiday objects. *cough* That would be me. I have unfinished holiday objects!

And can I vote for more sheep? I eat how cute he is!

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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2008 08:00:51 AM »

Those are excellent, and so much work!  I especially like your camel Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2008 08:23:50 AM »

These are all so cute!  I foresee a future of Noah and his arc...two of every animal...Jesus and the apostles...Aesop's fables characters...
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« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2008 09:57:12 AM »

That is spectacular.  I've just upgraded to scarves lol  You amaze me.  I would definitely make more sheep I eat them. 
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[ "Oh, sure!" my partner said, "DeAnna just knocks these things out left and right!"

that made me giggle,cuz i remeber a teacher seeing an afghan i made my ex g/f an asking emma if i would be willing to make one for her(an get paid for it lol) an emma was like 'o yea,sammie can have it done in like a week!(hahaha it take me like two freaking MONTHS!!!!)lol so i feel your pain when people volunteer you for stuff!lol
but i really really eat the lil manger w/ the fun fur!
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« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2008 10:47:08 AM »

The attacking Giant is what does it for me! Excellent!
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« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2008 11:05:17 AM »

Oh! These are so cute!! I eat nativities that kids can play with!

Me, too also tambien!

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« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2008 08:34:54 PM »

That is a great story, RAAR grr ugggh project!
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« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2008 12:20:38 PM »

Hey! Are you fun or what! This set ROCKS!! And what an adorable little boy, I mean 'giant', to give it to!
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« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2008 12:42:06 PM »

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This made me giggle! Great job!  Grin

I about died when I saw that! lol. Very nice job!
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« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2008 07:57:54 PM »

I absolutely eat this! This is the kind of thing I would pay obscene amounts of money for at a craft fair or on etsy...off to stalk etsy for handmade nativities in yarn...
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« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2008 08:13:46 PM »

those are awsomee!!!

good work Cheesy
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« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2008 12:50:13 PM »

Thank you so much! Now I'm searching for yarn to make reindeer for the Santa who started it all. THAT will probably take me until next Christmas!
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You will find the baby lying in a manger lined with Fun Fur.
I was reading through the Christmas story, admiring your creche pieces when I got to this line. I burst out laughing so hard I woke up my dog from her sound sleep!
Great job! I need to create something like this for the nursery at our church - I'll probably use cotton so it could be washed periodically for sanitary reasons. Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2009 08:13:01 AM »

Weird...I don't remember the part about the giant... Wink

Great job!
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