My nutcracker looks very happy to have a new friend!:))
Count me happy, too, with a fun finish! My new Advent Angel by Robin Betterley for Wilmington Fabrics. http://greatamericanquilt.com/store/choirofangels.html She starts out as a flat panel of fabric. Pretty much everything is included, except for her hair, chenille stems, interfacing and stuffing. (A few of the extras are what I visited Joanne Fabrics for yesterday.) For approximately $15-$20 (I did get the panel fabric on sale for about $7.00), all that turns into this:
She has 24 little pockets to hold candies, trinkets and treasures for Advent. She is holding #25 made into a little bag in her hands. She is not a complete doll. Her lower body rests in the top of a quart Mason jar (which, I am thinking, would be a good place to keep all that extra candy!)
I am thrilled with how she turned out. Since today is the first of December, I better get cracking and fill her up with some treats!