So today was the day, I had base coated the remaining 38 gingerbread, cut 80 sets of clothes (3 goes to get the design right so I could use the cricut to cut out, still needed a small trim as I went but much easier than doing all by hand), raided the stash for ribbon, bling, buttons and anytng else we could use for decoration.
I ended up using a glue stick rather than the xyron after some advice from a friend to attach the clothes and pressed flat with my bone folder. It took mum and I about 5 hours to dress and bling all of them. Great to do a far bit of destashing. They are all resting in a box until they are gifted to the lucky recipients safely layered with greaseproof. Not what we had actually planned to do today but pleased to get this job done.
Well as I am still looking for a new job I thought I would get stuck in to the christmas craft projects, in my christmas box I found wooden decorations and laser cut shapes. Aah that’s right a friend gave me a chipboard christmas ornament with laser cut shapes painted in gold and tied with a ribbon. So what will I do. Paint them, add the laser cut shapes painted in antique gold and when I ran out, added some bling.
I also had two gingerbread garland with 5 gingerbread people. Mum saw it and asked how many I had. Mmm not enough she said, she had 40 staff. So off I went to kaiser craft and yes, craft gods, thank you, they had enough to get to 40 and they were on sale. So a sample was made and provided for approval.
And here they are, decorated front and back. Approved! So 10 left to undercoat and need to play with the cricut to see if I can cut the clothes using it instead of by hand. So, go mum, it was a garland but they look great as individual christmas decorations.