a blog about the small things I make and the small people I make them with.
24 December 2014
The Nativity - A Miniature Christmas Scene
I had such fun making this tiny nativity scene. I painted all the little wooden people and then made clothing for them, the animals are all miniaturised versions of the animals in Karin Neuschutz's 'Sew Soft Toys'. I can't find an internet link but I know that l'uccello stock this book. I just photocopied the patterns at 25% and cut them without a seam allowance as I stitched by hand in blanket stitch rather than sewing right sides together and bagging out. They were too tiny for that. The only things I didn't make were the gifts from the wise men, though the gold is not right and I'll have to see if I can find something better next year. I put these in our nativity calendar and the girls took it in turns opening a drawer each day. Luckily four goes evenly into 24 or there would be fights. I snuck a mouse in - not traditional I know, but Nina adores mice and I reckon there would be one near a stable. I was so pleased with how it turned out - exactly as I had hoped, which is a very rare thing.