Sewing In The New Year

January 2, 2011 at 11:35 pm 2 comments

Welcome 2011! That’s definitely how I am greeting this new year. I like the promise of a fresh beginning that the new year can give. We celebrated our Christmas focused on gifts for our girls and certainly handmade ones. Isabel didn’t have a very special stocking as the one she has had previously was bought in haste when I was still adjusting to the complexities of having two children. I thought the situation had to be remedied this year. So, what came is this little elfin number with vintage-inspired buttons and a bit of embroidery to finish it off. Her eyes got big and she gasped when she saw it, which is exactly what I’d hoped she would do.

As is our family custom to give the girls pajamas on Christmas Eve, I made two similar but different pajamas/nightgown.  Even though flannel would have been incredibly cozy and soft, there really is nothing comparable to the softness of Heather Ross cottons.  Nothing.  These pajamas are both made from her West Hill line of fabrics.

Here they are next to Isabel’s new play kitchen from Santa.  It was a good Christmas having given mostly handmade gifts to family and emphasizing creative play gifts for the girls.

So, here we go you beautiful new year!  I have lots to share with all of you – of course one of my resolutions is to be a better person, a better mom, a better friend, and to push myself to create more, and to blog more often. ;-)


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  • 1. Paisley and Lace  |  January 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    They look soooo holiday happy! Beautiful New Year to you, friend!

  • 2. Thirza  |  January 4, 2011 at 7:39 am

    A very happy new year to you too!

    The pyamas look lovely, as does the kitchen. Handmade gifts are so nice to give and receive!

    I look forward to reading more from you in 2011!

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