This week in between sick people and nursing duties and while trying to get back on track (with the well children) with lessons I have been painting, finally our Alphabet of Saints.
I have put this off for over a year for a couple of reasons. The first was I wasn't happy with the style of wooden people I had and I kept wanting to get the other rounder type I have used in the past, like in our birthday ring. However with our financial situation I couldn't justify spending money on these when I already had another type on hand.
Secondly I really am not a painter. This is something I have never been confident in doing. In the past I have usually gotten our girls or even the older boys to do this.
However I really wanted to this myself so I finally tucked my ego in hand and started.
I did have a good example in Jessica's saints to follow as well as Blair who have both been following the Alphabet Path and have made some beautiful Saint's for their children.
I also used An Alphabet of Catholic Saints to guide me as well.
So for the moment I have completed these Saints. I started with St Francis because that is where we had just finished our Alphabet Path with ( I really need to post on D,E and F week yet.)
Needless to say all my plans have been built up from the original ones from Serendipity. I use these as a starting point and then add our own ideas and adapt them to suit our family.
So from left to right we have:
St Francis of Assisi, St George, St Helen, St Ignatius and St Joseph.
Here we have St Kateri Tekawitha, St Lucia, St Martin de Porres, St Nicholas, St Odilia and St Patrick.
These are the same but with a side on view of some of the saints.
I am actually surprised by how much I am enjoying doing them and am pleased with the way they are turning out. In fact I am using every spare moment to do a little bit more...it is a bit addictive.
I do want to finish though as if I leave it I may not get back before I am up to the next letter.
Therefore I plan on finishing the Alphabet and then going back to do the saints form A-E (as we have already completed these weeks.)
Don't forget to visit Amy Caroline for more Craft Basket Wednesday crafts.
So what is in your Craft Basket this week?
- Keeper of the Hearth
- Feasts of Jesus
- Feasts of Mary
- Midnight Feast
- 12 Days of Christmas
- Stir Up Sunday
- Madi Gras
- Shrove Tuesday
- Ash Wednesday
- Palm Sunday
- Holy Week
- Good Friday
- Ascension Day
- All Saints/All Souls
- Christ the King
- Stations of the Cross
- Liturgical Year
- Feminine Arts