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    Default My "In Over My Head" Christmas project is finished!

    I've been thinking about this project for a while. I quickly learned after googling pictures of Nutcrackers that there are not too many hard and fast design rules, thank goodness. Printing out coloring book eyes, mustaches, noses, etc. from online I was able to fashion out this gentleman. I should have given more thought as to his finished size because he ended up measuring out at 5’ 2” tall. The wall-hanging’s overall measurements are 26” x 72”. My DH says the nutcracker looks better in person than in these photos. My husband is very sweet. He’s not perfect (the nutcracker, not my DH) but I don’t think the nutcracker police will be knocking on my door. I hope… lol

    Thanks for looking!
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    Gerri

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    Default Re: My "In Over My Head" Christmas project is finished!

    He's wonderful and oh so handsome!



    Lorie

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    Default Re: My "In Over My Head" Christmas project is finished!

    Gerri,
    I absolutely love him! It's wonderful. Please, if you can, share some tips and sources. I need this nutcracker for Christmas. ��
    Diana Grey

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    Default Re: My "In Over My Head" Christmas project is finished!

    He is wonderful! You did a fantastic job on him! I use coloring book pages so often for my applique work.
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    Default Re: My "In Over My Head" Christmas project is finished!

    He's so cool! I love it!
    Katrina


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    Default Re: My "In Over My Head" Christmas project is finished!

    I think he looks great!!

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    Default Re: My "In Over My Head" Christmas project is finished!

    Wow you did an amazing job and he looks great on the door!! Excellent fabric choices too. Everyone will be hitting you up for the pattern now, you know that right??!!

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    Super cool looking dude - love it!
    Karen
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    Default Re: My "In Over My Head" Christmas project is finished!

    Will you send a picture of this to my daughters cell phone ? 8645909590

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    Default Re: My "In Over My Head" Christmas project is finished!

    This nutcracker is so very cute. You did an awesome job on it/. My BIL has a collection of nutcrackers and this would be an awesome surprise for him. I might copy your idea and have DH make me an applique pattern. Thanks for sharing. I won't be making it tomorrow, so if you'd rather I didn't "copy" it let me know and I won't do it.

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