I don't usually go overboard with Christmas makes, but I was inspired after seeing this pattern for a fabric deer head from Bustle and Sew
I downloaded the pattern, although I wasn't convinced I'd actually make it, but then on Tuesday I found the pattern under a pile of magazines - something that happens a lot here, despite my decluttering, so I decided to give it a go.
And today having rummaged through my button stash for eyes, I finished it -
His head is made from a charity shop scarf, the antlers are from some fabric 'decluttered' by my friend Pam, supported by some wire I found in the greenhouse, (the antlers that is, not Pam. She is still self-supporting at present)
The red and white spotted fabric is leftover from this dress,
So, all made without requiring any new purchases! I deliberately didn't make it too Christmassy, just in case I can't bear to put it away in the New Year, but he does have a red nose.
Coincidentally, I was in the shop on Wednesday when a customer said she needed to make antlers and a red nose to transform her horse into Rudolf for a Christmas event at local stables, but she wasn't sure how to go about it. I don't think she believed me when I said "You've come to just the right place, I happened to make a pair of antlers only yesterday."
Not something you hear everyday.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Crystals