Doll bed for Farm Girl
A quilt for each of the kids made from the receiving blankets they had when they were babies. The other fabric you see is what I put on the other side. They each chose a fabric they liked months ago and they know I'm using it on quilts for them, but they will still be surprised when they see that the big pile of blankets and fabric I has sitting around is now a quilt.
- This is a tool apron for Farm Boy. I put a few toy tools in the pockets for the picture, but he actually never plays with the toy tools because his Grandpa made him his own spot in the workshop with his own tool bench and all his own real tools. I know he'll love loading this up with tools and hardware and heading out with the guys to work on the buildings or mend the fences!
I've also made some pajamas for each of the kids, and will probably make some more clothes for them.
Currently in the works, I'm refinishing a little table and chairs I found for Farm Girl (it will actually be for her birthday which is also coming up soon).
There are two of these chairs and a small table.
I pulled out about a hundred staples to get these seats off!
Sanded and painted
And got the seats recovered using a fabric from a curtain I bought second hand.
I hope to get them all put back together tomorrow and also make a tablecloth for the table. I'll post some more pics when it's all done!
The kids and I are also planning to make salt dough ornaments for some family members as well as lots of cookies, crackers, and breads for our wonderful neighbors.
I'm enjoying that fact that I will not be running around to a bunch of stores in traffic and crowds and stressing about how much money we're spending this year. Instead that time is being spent outside working on these projects, at my sewing machine doing something I enjoy, and making things with my kids, which is the very best part.
Are you doing any homemade Christmas gifts this year? I would love to hear about them!
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