- The iced butter cookies made in a variety of interesting Christmas shapes (for which I have bought a heavy duty icing unit, plus cookie cutters):
- Are now Rice Krispie squares made of red and green Rice Krispies.
- The diabetic special jams for my nice sister-in-law:
- Are now a purse organizer and a retro plastic bowl made of recycled plastic (yes I know).
- The quilted wallhanging, still not started:
- Has been packed away where I hopefully will not be able to find it next year.
- My nice Vogue Christmas dress pattern and fabric:
- Is still on the shelf and I am working on a festive apron instead.
What I always do manage to do though is any special Christmas sewing for the little girls. So when my daughter called and said she would like something for them to wear for pictures Christmas Eve, I was right on it.
Here are the results of today's efforts, jammies for the little one who is still toddling, and a nightgown for the one who only wears dresses.
Not very complex but a fun break:
I would like to put a red bow at the necklines and might try to do that tomorrow.
A comment on children's patterns.
I was very frustrated with my pattern choices for these simple garments. I needed something basic and even though I did major trimming, both of these garments were way too wide for little people, and our girls are long and thin.
I decided I am not going to get caught like this again trying to find a simple kids pattern at the last minute, so I ordered Sure-Fit's children's kit which I used for my own children a long time ago with great success.
Let's see what I get done tomorrow and what drops off the list.
Hope your own preparations are progressing and stress-free. A couple more little things and I think I may actually get some pre-SWAP cutting done before the 26th.
I am a better garment cutter than cookie icer anyway.
I knew that.