Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Boxing Day to all...

...and to all a good night!

I really wanted to write a Merry Christmas post.  I even planned ahead, took lots of pictures....and then we forgot the thingamabob that transfers pictures from the camera to the iPad....oops!  So Happy Boxing Day peeps!

I didn't really do a lot of holiday crafting...to say that I wasn't prepared for Christmas would be a gross understatement.  (Heck, we didn't even put ornaments on our Christmas tree...just lights!)  I did manage to eek out a couple of gifts though.  First, I made these little dolls for my nieces.
I used the pattern from last year's Fat Quarterly Holiday Special.  I LOVE these little cuties!!  I have one blond niece and one brunette (turning blond as I type though) so I made an Evie doll (blond) and a Kat doll (brunette)!  I started them during a play date at Audrie's house.  (On a side note, it seems that no matter what we try to do together, we spend about 90% of the time chatting and 10% doing whatever we set out to do...it's especially hard to focus at Audrie's house too...so many sewing goodies and yummy quilts to look at!!  Plus I'm really easily distracted!)  Anyway, I wanted to make the dolls look a bit like my nieces - they have my skin tone - pasty, Stay-Puft-marshmallow-man pale!  Thanks to Audrie and her stash, I got some nice creamy felt for the skin.  (I did find something on my own, but they would have looked more like Mediterranean Sun Goddesses than pale little Polish girls!) 
 My mom delivered them yesterday.  I'm sure they'll be invited to a tea party soon! 

I'll save my second Christmas craft for later in the week.  It's getting late and I need to stop typing and eat ice cream!  (Hey, I have my priorities!)  I hope everyone had a great Christmas/Hanukkah/Winter Solstice!

1 comment:

  1. They came out so cute! We're hideously terrible at getting anything done but I wouldn't change that for anything :) Can't wait for our next play date!!! Glad you're home!

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