Why didn't somebody tell me that Christmas is only like three days away? Shame on you! You should have reminded me! LOL! While I was sitting in church yesterday (after leading my little flock of Sunday schoolers into service- woo!) it hit me that I had a lot to make for Christmas, and THAT CHRISTMAS IS ONLY DAYS AWAY! I have no idea how it crept up on me this year, maybe I wasn't paying attention. I decided that instead of going to my mother-in-laws and overdosing on flavored coffee, like I do every Sunday, that I would come home sew. It really turned out to be a pretty productive day too! So here is the loot.
First up is an apron for my little Madeline. She has asked for a "pink kishen" (kitchen) for Christmas so she needed an apron and a few cloth napkins to go with it. I really like the way it turned out, even though I had no clear plans when I started cutting away at the last of my favorite three pigs fabric.
I plan to make Molly a half apron out of the same fabric for working in her kitchen AKA my kitchen! *insert evil laugh* "Molly, want to wash dishes? You can use your new apron!" Think it will work? Let's hope so.
I also had a baby gift to make so I ran to Target and picked up some basics for a baby layette. I got long sleeved Gerber onesies, little Carters pants, and a pretty knit blanket.
I bought this train a while back at a local sewing shop for 1$. It would be very easy to crochet this train, but for a dollar! it's not even worth trying! I appliqued the train on and then embroidered "train up a child" underneath. I was going for a child-like writing, I hope it comes across that way and not "wow she's really bad at writing". Then I crochet a very simple little lamb....and then a simple toy sail boat.
I couldn't just be done with that, his head would be cold. So I whipped up this little newborn cap. Is there anything better than a little crochet cap? with a pom-pom on top? I love this cotton yarn so much too, it is so soft. I think if I ever have another baby I will have one of these caps for every day of the week! I was pleased with the layette when I was done even though I thought it may not turn out as good. I like that everything coordinates and they can all be used together, which does come in handy when leaving the house with a new spitting, pooping, baby. It's nice not to have to change ALL of their clothes because of a wet top or bottoms.
Last up is Olivia's (my 3 year old sister-in-law) Dorothy dress. I gave her the one I made for Molly when she was 2, but now she has grown out of it and has been very adamant that she have another...Soon. Every time I see her she asks "Samantha, did you bring my Dorothy dress?" So I'm thinking that she is going to be very pleased when I give her this and a Mae doll on Christmas Eve. Yeah, about that Mae doll, she is on today's list...along with two other Mae dolls for Lily and Iris, Molly's apron, more napkins and dish rags for Maddie's 'kishen', two little diaper bags for Molly and Maddie, PJ pants for Tim, a good picture of the kids in front of the tree, and a trip to the post office.
But first I'm going to sit in this little sunny spot here and drink my cup of coffee. I need it, after all that sewing I made it to bed around 3:30 this morning. Thank goodness I'm not really tired! I'm on a roll! Just you try and stop me! (as to that last part- I think I have watched way too many kid movies lately... it happens)