Friday, December 25, 2020

Holiday Sewing :: A little Bit!

I'm not one to sew holiday themed things, or even things for holiday gifts.  On occasion the mood strikes and I can't help myself!   

Much to our surprise and delight, this year we will have my daughters God-Children and family at our home for 4-5 days starting today!  That means 3 kids...on Christmas Day!!  We usually see them after the holidays and celebrate then, but never with a sleepover and waking up to the screeching joy of children on Christmas Day.  SO yep!  I'm beyond excited.  It's been 20+ years since we've had little ones underfoot.

What did I do?  When I found out they would be here I decided they each needed their own stocking!

Luckily I had this striped fabric in three colors so each one had their own unique stocking.  I had just enough fusible fleece and fabric to finish each one.  The cuffs are sewn to the stripe and the letters are raw edge and fused on.

Vincent, Josephine and Esme will hopefully love their stockings filled with treats, gifts and love! 

The other gift I made was for baby Esme!  When she comes to our house she loves playing with my Cabbage Patch doll.  This year she will receive her very own!

Complete with a Hippo sleeper on, I think Esme will adore this little thumb sucker!  She also loves to cover her babies with a blanket.  When she is here it's an old dish towel...not any more!

'Snug as a bug', wrapped and warm!  Seems simple enough and honestly it was!

You are not seeing things!  There are two!  My idea was to make a big block and call it done.  I choose the block, picked the size and in no time I had a 24" baby blanket.  

The thing was way, way too big for the little doll!  I had no choice but to make another one.  

24" block

It took very little time to piece the block and we decided that Esme could use the larger one for her own lap.  She loves to cover herself up but has a heck of a time maneuvering large blankets.

16" block

Now her and her baby have matching quilts and can snuggle until the cows come home!

I love these kids to death!  I feel like a child on Christmas Day knowing that we get to spend the Holidays with them!  

I hope each and every one of you have a very Merry Christmas and that you stay safe!  It's a tough year for everyone.  While many people won't have their family or friends celebrating with them this year, it is for the greater good and I appreciate the sacrifice that is being made.

With every visit from the God-Children, both families have quarantined for a full 14 days.  I will never take any unnecessary chances with my family or theirs.



  1. How fun! I'm happy for you. Children share joy and laughter so freely.

  2. have a wonderful Christmas my friend! what lucky lucky little ones to spend it with you and enjoy these goodies

  3. Oh how fun! I think I'm almost as excited as you! Enjoy every minute!

  4. Merry Christmas Jayne. Kids always make any holiday better!

  5. So glad you get to be together! Such fun projects for the little ones. Have fun!

  6. I can't remember the last time we had young children with us for Christmas morning. I have to live on memories, and hopefully the after-gift-opening time in a Facetime call. This is so exciting for you, and a great excuse to do some fun sewing. Love the Cabbage Patch baby's blankets. Too cute. Hope your Christmas day was wonderful!

  7. Oh my goodness, how wonderful for all of you! The stockings and the baby doll quilt are so sweet. Merry Christmas!

  8. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Those are great gifts.

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