Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Tree Shirt

My youngest daughter has had many Christmas shirts, pajamas, and dresses handed down to her, but my oldest didn't have one Christmas thing. So, I made my her an appliqued Christmas tree shirt.

I think I saw the ruffle Christmas tree idea somewhere last year, but I can't remember where. I originally wanted to use ribbon for the tree, but I ran out of green ribbon. I had this green fabric, so I decided to cut it into strips with pinking shears and gather it, then sew the strips in rows on the shirt.

I used a button for the star and a piece of brown ribbon for the trunk.

Five Dolls and One Monster

My parents have three kids - all girls. My parents have six grandkids - five girls and one boy. I decided to make Black Apple dolls for Christmas for my girls and their cousins. But what about the boy!? I looked at for inspiration and decided to make him a little, stuffed, green monster.

the girls

the green monster

I think he looks pretty content amongst all the girls, don't you?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Baby's Winter Hat

I have made a few of these hats using this tutorial for my own kids. This yellow one is for my new niece. The tutorial is really awesome and the hat is very easy and inexpensive to make. I highly recommend it. Oh, and my kids love the hats, so they keep them on, which is always a plus.

Birthday Girl Outfit

Before (thrift store shirt)

After (outfit for my cousin, who turned nine)

I used the shirt bottom to make a simple, elastic-waisted skirt. I used more of the fabric to make an appliqued shirt and matching hair bow.