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Monday, December 24, 2012

Inside Santa's sweatshop...

I have finished three Christmas gifts in the last 24 hours, but I can only post two because my mom reads this blog...

While I did Scout bags for the big two, the little two are getting tops - with character! Benjamin loves Minecraft, so I completed the Farbenmix Xater top with a ton of embroidery. I have a feeling I will be embroidering something Minecraft for the older ones before long.

This was a lot of stitching - about 4 hours worth all totaled - but the big brothers got a peek and gave it a big thumbs up. I just had to keep Benjamin out of the room where my embroidery machine is.

The stripe is Patsy Aiken (Chez Ami) knit and the solids are from Joann's (blue) and maybe Patsy Aiken for the green.
Gracie's gift is from a new-to-me pattern company: Cinderella-Zwergenmode. Their patterns are in English, Dutch, and German (all together) with photo tutorials -very nicely done. This one is called "Zazou" and has a bunch of cute options.

For my version, I went with coordinating knits from Patsy Aiken (Chez Ami) and since it had frogs and crowns, I wanted to use Tiana as the main embellishment. I found this lovely version of her at Froufroubyheathersue, and borrowed the idea of framing the embellishment from the pattern cover. I was wishing I had ball fringe and thought I'd use rickrack (knowing I didn't), but this I found the perfect shade of ribbon rick-rack! I love how this came out.

I'm glad I keep a stash of charm squares of the Michael Miller Fairy Frost fabrics - they are perfect for a princess dress like Tiana's.

Everything is done, wrapped, and ready to go under the tree (well, the giant giraffe will be hiding in the garage until his big unveiling). I might actually sew for ME tomorrow!


  1. You are going to have very happy little ones on Christmas Day with these beautiful presents. Love them all, but favourite is the Zazou - I'm a knockover for gorgeous creative girls clothes everytime.
    So, what do you have planned for the 'ME' sewing session tomorrow??? J

    1. I haven't decided - I do plan to knock out a quick tablet case for oldest DS - already have the embroidery done, but until he opens the package and I can measure it, I don't want to make it.