Crafts for the Family


In connection with my participation in the rebroadcast of the Focus on the Family program entitled, "Home Employment: Exploring the Options," I am offering several related items. Shirley Dobson and her book, "Let's Make a Memory," were the inspiration for most of these projects, and I want to express my thanks to her for this. 

Our family celebrates our faith in many ways. As Kyser, now 30, grew from a baby, we developed craft items to help him learn the value of our faith. The first such item was the Wood Block Nativity Set so that our then two-year-old could have his very own nativity for role-playing. Other families asked for the patterns, and that's how our Posy Collection Projects for the Family began. We have added more items since then, and continue to feel blessed when other families enjoy using our ideas to build their own family traditions and celebrations. 

Thes projects are perfect for home school, Sunday or Bible school, 4H, families, or anyone looking to spend quality craft time with others.

During the Focus on the Family program, I mentioned a counted cross stitch Bible tote a number of times. Kyser used his tote for his Bible, Sunday School literature, and church bulletin. It was really handy, and helped to make Sunday mornings much more manageable. If you would like a free copy of a counted cross stitch pattern you can use to make your own Bible tote, click here or on the photo at the right.


Here are some other projects our family has used to teach our spiritual heritage. If you are interested in ordering the patterns for any of them, just click here or on any photograph for the order form. 

PCF-001
Wood Block Nativity Patterns

Includes patterns for 11 figures and detailed assembly instructions. Great for youngsters to use in role-playing. Makes an excellent baby gift. Felt and wood blocks not included.

PCF-002
Wood Block Noah's Ark Patterns

Includes patterns for 20 figures and detailed assembly instructions. Wonderful for Sunday School or children's sermon use. Felt and wood blocks not included.

PC-1696
Six-piece Standup Color 'n' Stitch Nativity Kit
Finished Joseph 8” tall.

Includes preprinted figure designs on cotton muslin, instructions for coloring and stitching figures and for constructing wooden dowel angel stand, finishing instructions, DMC floss, and embroidery needle. Finishing materials (batting, backing fabric, crayons, fiber fill, thin carboard, weighting, wooden dowel, wood block base) not included.

PC-1549
Nine-piece Standup Redwork Nativity Figures Kit
Finished Joseph 8” tall.

Includes preprinted redwork designs on cotton muslin, instructions for redwork stiching and finishing, DMC floss, and embroidery needle. Finishing materials (batting, backing fabric, fiber fill, thin cardboard, weighting) not included.

PC-1566
Six-piece Standup Redwork Nativity Figures Kit
Finished Joseph 8” tall.

Includes preprinted redwork designs on cotton muslin, instructions for redwork stiching and finishing and for constructing wooden dowel angel stand, DMC floss, and embroidery needle. Finishing materials (batting, backing material, thin cardboard, weighting, wooden dowel, wood block base) not included.

PC-1671
Six-piece Standup North Woods Redwork Nativity Figures Kit
Finished Joseph 8” tall.

Includes preprinted redwork designs on cotton muslin, instructions for redwork stiching and finishing and for constructing wooden dowel angel stand, DMC floss, and embroidery needle. Finishing materials (batting, backing material, thin cardboard, weighting, wooden dowel, wood block base) not included.

PC-1543
Standup Redwork Holy Family Figure Kit
Finished figure 8½” tall

Includes preprinted redwork designs on cotton muslin, instructions for redwork stiching and finishing, DMC floss, and embroidery needle. Finishing materials (batting, backing material, thin cardboard, weighting) not included.

PC-1558
16-piece Redwork Nativity Ornament Kit
Finished ornament 2½” by 2½”

Includes preprinted redwork designs on cotton muslin, instructions for redwork stiching and finishing, ribbon, DMC floss, and embroidery needle. Finishing materials (batting, backing material, wooden dowel, wood block base) not included.

Also includes instructions to make 24” dowel tree.

PC-1568
Redwork Nativity Stocking Kit
Finished stocking 16” tall

Includes preprinted redwork designs on cotton muslin, instructions for redwork stiching and finishing, DMC floss, and embroidery needle. Finishing materials (batting, backing material, ribbon) not included.

Also includes alphabet patterns to personalize cuff.

PCF-003
Advent Patterns

Includes both counted cross stitch charts and pen & ink drawings for 24 symbols, one for each day of Advent, as well as daily meditation cards. Frames, material, and floss not included.

PCF-004
40 Days: Path to the Cross Patterns

Includes both counted cross stitch charts and pen & ink drawings for 40 small and 6 large symbols, as well as daily meditation cards and instructions for building cross. Add one small symbol to the cross each day between Lent and Easter, and use the meditation cards as the basis of your daily family devotions. Frames, wood, material, and floss not included.

PC-451
Patriotic Cross Stitch Designs Chart Pack

Includes charts and instructions for 19 patriotic counted cross stitch projects. Material and floss not included. 

 


I hope that you find some new ideas here to use with your own family.

Every blessing,
Posy Lough

PS: On the broadcast, I also talked about my cross stitch kits for historic locations. Click here if you are interested in taking a look.