Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Gifts!!

I have soo much catching up to do!!! Whew!! What a crazy month it has been!!! I'm a little sad that Christmas is (almost) over, but also soo relieved!!!! It is such a stressing time of year!!! I'm running low on time today--as I still have some "holiday" baking to do--we have ANOTHER Christmas to go to this weekend (that's the beauty of having SO much family local!! And having 2 sets of divorced parents!)

Anyways, I wanted to share some of the homemade holiday gifts!
First off, the finished kitchen!
kitchen stocked kitchen up close

We "stocked" it with "Melissa and Doug" goodies (this and this) and the kids are absolutely in LOVE with it!!!

Next, three finished Waldorf dolls--one for Ashlee, one for McKenna, and one for my niece Cloey! I made each dolly a blankie and pillow too!
all 3 dolls doll with blankie

And lastly, the girls in the Christmas dresses I made for them!
Ashlee dress kenna dress

Ashlee's dress was Butterick pattern 4434, and Kenna's was Butterick 3782. I'll definetly be making more of these for the girls!! I'm looking for some birthday fabric for McKenna right now!! So if anyone knows of any cute girly cupcake fabric--please let me know!!!
I was especially proud of myself with these two dresses, as they were my first attempts at putting in zippers--and they came out pretty well!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ashlee's name book

One more Christmas present down, only a million more to go! Haha!
I made a little fabric book for Ashlee, with the letters to her name. The book is 8"X8", and has a layer of quilt batting in between each page. All in all, it was an easy project, and I'm fairly happy w/ the results! The only thing I would change is the fabric paint on the cover and the numbers page. Those letters and numbers were small, and I thought it would be difficult to applique, so I tried to take the easy route---and well, that's what I get I guess! I don't think Ashlee will mind though! I can't wait to give it to her!

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My husband totally rocks!

As I've mentioned before, I've been asking Dustin to make the kids a wooden play kitchen for Christmas. I was starting to get a little nervous, w/ Christmas being only weeks way, and he hadn't even started yet! But, he pulled through this weekend. On Saturday, MIL came to get Braydon and Ashlee to spend the night, so Dustin, McKenna, and I all headed over to my dad's--as his garage has all the necessary tools--and we wouldn't have to worry about Braydon and Ashlee seeing it!

So, he worked on it Saturday afternoon, and for a couple hours on Sunday, and it's coming along so much better than I even imagined!! It's almost complete--it just needs a second coat of stain, then it needs to be assembled! Here are a few pics of it in progress.

It will have a stainless steel bowl for the sink, and a faucet and knobs. The right side will become the stove. The bottom right cupboard will be the oven, and the left is just a cupboard. Then of course there will be a back on the whole thing. I can't wait to see what it looks like finished!! Now I need to get started on the felt food I want to make to go with it!!!