Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Years In The Making

No exaggeration: years.

I've had this plastic container that's held my "kit" from a Super Saturday (craft day) for I don't know how long...let's just say that we were still in Fresno and I'm pretty sure that Camden was still a baby (he's going on 7).

Procrastination at it's finest, I'd say.

But I told myself, "Self, THIS is the year you are going to follow through."

Little did I know that it would take 5 hours.

5 stinkin' hours!

5 hours of my life that I will never get back.

As I cut out the pieces I was putting them in little baggies, labeling them so that I could always make other sets for gifts. Halfway through those ended up in the trash. I don't love anyone in the world enough to ever want to do this stupid project again I think once was enough for me. Seriously.

On the bright side, Sierra, who was once the reason I wanted a "child friendly" nativity set to begin with, is now old enough to help me assemble it.

Of course, she lost patience after the first hour....

But looky looky: a finished set.

That, as of today, nobody has even played with. Sniff.

19 comments:

  1. Can I have it?
    I'm Kidding. Okay I'm not. Because we'll play with it.

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  2. So cute! I can't see why it took 5 hours. It's doesn't look THAT hard. ;)

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  3. WOW...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!! Ya know, I teach preschool kids and this would be soooooo perfect for them. You could profit off this talent and the next few wouldnt take five hours. I may have to study it and make one myself.

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  4. First of all... you made me laugh out loud with the husband comment!! Ha!! I wish, but no, it's not him...at the moment. :)

    I LOVE these, love them!!! They are absolutley adorable.

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  5. Those are so cute! I can't believe your kids aren't all over them. Of course, mine would just be stacking them up like a tower and tipping them over, but they would definitely be playing with them. Ü

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  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that! I collect nativities ya know ;-)Moreover, I want to know where you found 5 hours to get that done!

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  7. wow...5 hours to make that?? haha just kidding... but really?

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  8. Rebecca
    I laughed and laughed only at the title, I knew RIGHT off what it was!
    Mine is also not finished, but my set did not even make a tote, mine is still in the same sack that I took it home in.
    Maybe next year....

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  9. LOVE THEM! My kids decided to get out our nativity today by themselves. (we don't have any decorations out yet) These would be perfect for them!

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  10. glad it was you not me sitting there for 5 hours! hey maybe when you get sick of it you can sell it on craigslist!

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  11. I swear I left a comment, My kids would be all over them... not just stacking and playing, but pulling all the pretty felt off the blocks! I would actually love the outline to them..although you said you already threw them away. Super cute!

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  12. Well I was stuck in the kitchen for 3 hours painting the last of the "top" cupboards! You should've done the nativity over here and we could switch half way through:)

    BTW- they have fisher price nativity's... did you already know that? We got one from Pennie. Maybe you were "before" that time, ha! Man you're getting old!

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  13. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done! So what if it took seven years or so...all that matters is that you did finish it and you did follow through!

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  14. So I found you yesterday thanks to pintrest and have been reading and laughing all through!! I LOVE your blog :D

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  15. Very cute! Love your blog. Also found it via pinterest. I had the idea to make a nativity scene years ago too- thank goodness I found a fisher price little people one first on clearance. I'm pretty sure I'd be in your shoes too- I have a massive collection of glass beads and jewelry stuff in a closet waiting for me one day....

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  16. I NEED that pattern! I grew up with that nativity at my home church! I've got the blocks and the felt but I can't find the pattern!!!

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    1. I don't have the pattern anymore, but a quick google search led me to this. Scroll down to the "blackline masters/activity sheets" section, and there are a bunch of patterns that would be perfect: http://www.kwl.com.au/httpdocs/Units/Prep/u20.htm

      Hope that helps! :)

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    2. ginlovin7@gmail.comJanuary 5, 2017 at 8:47 AM

      http://www.travelparenteat.com/diy-felt-nativity/

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  17. These are great! I have twin grandkids that I would love to make these for. Is there a pattern you can share? Thanks in advance Peggy

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