Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A "homemade" Christmas

This year we gave away a lot of homemade gifts. On the days leading up to Christmas our kitchen looked more like Santa' s workshop than anything else. I did more sewing these last few weeks than I did all year. Every spare moment I could find, my machine and I were humming away together! Many-a-nights we were up, burning the midnight oil!

And here's a little peak at what I made this year...
Three matching knot dresses for my two nieces, and Miss Soph too!

I fell in LOVE with these fabrics.
These are my favorite knot dresses that I've made thus far!

AND from a lot of the same fabrics...

I made my sister B an apron.

This was my first attempt at making an apron, and I was really pleased at how easy it was!
I am DEFINITELY making more of these for the people on our gift list next Christmas!

My boys even tried their hand at a "no sew" project this year too.

They made several sets of sweet smelling sachet's for different family members.

My favorite sewing project though was making these matching pj's for the kids to wear on Christmas Eve.

Literally, these weren't done until Christmas Eve day-like around 4pm!!
Note to self...next year start a little earlier on all these projects;)

Throw in a few monogrammed t-shirts and a set of dish towels (which I failed to take pictures of), and that about covers all my little Christmas projects.

So what about you...did you make anything fun for Christmas?
I'd LOVE some inspiration for next year.

19 comments:

Kristin said...

I love it all! You are amazing with that sewing machine!!

Brandi said...

Great job, amazing!!!

Ben and Emily said...

How cute are those shirts (and children in them of course)? You did an excellent job and I'm sure the recipients of your great items were thrilled!

Celia Jimenez said...

Sorry I can't offer you any inspiration...but is there any way I can get on your list for next year??? ;-)

Brian & Ashley said...

Too cute! Good job!

Mandy said...

Jenny,You are so talented...I use to sew a little but I really need to take a sewing class!! Your sweet family is Precious: )

These Are The Days said...

Oh my goodness look at you! Great job on all the adorable sewing projects...love the apron! Homemade is the best I think.

Amy said...

YOU MADE THOSE DRESSES??????????????? You are so stinkin' talented! I thought they were some fancy pantsy kiddos designer ! I am in the market for a sewing maching, when I get one will you give me a few pointers? I love what you made, simply beautiful.
How fun!

Little Lizard King said...

I love love love your matching PJs!!! So sweet.

I have a new pattern ready for testing. It's a layered ruffle skirt. Are you interested? If so, shoot me an email and let me know what size/s you can test.

Thanks!!!
littlelizardking@gmail.com

P.S. pics are on my facebook account.

Tammy said...

I'm loving all your projects :) You are fantastic !

Katie said...

Love all the gifts jenny. The dresses and apron are adorable. I made snowman appliqué T-shirts and coordinating tutus for my nieces. Cameron got several appliqué and monogrammed tees. I did finally finish the outfit using the little lizard king patterns. I will tweak it some for next time. I will put Cameron in it tomorrow and send you a pic. Just so you know we even wore it without finished edges.....I finished sewing it an hour before going out of town..eek. I shortened the apron knot dress and removed the apron for a swing top and made the matching ruffle pants. She got a ton of compliments on it.....so funny bc all i saw were the flaws. Happy sewing in January. I love seeing all your pictures.

Melanie said...

Absolutely fantastic, Jenny! The apron turned out SO cute! And those matching PJs are simply adorable!!! I bet the girls are going to all look precious in their matching knot dresses!
I (of course!) didn't sew anything for Christmas, but I did make that frame with the vinyl lettering for my SIL for Christmas & it turned out well...I was literally finishing it right as we were loading up the car on Christmas day! I will post pics on my blog later this week!
Your talent is amazing!

Phoenix said...

Wow! You are amazing with that sewing machine.

Donna said...

Nothing better than a homemade gift...and yours are wonderful! LOVE the kids pic with their too cute shirts...just darling!

itssewforyou said...

I love the knot dresses! Where did you get the pattern? You did a great job with coordinating fabrics, and the adorable daughter doesn't hurt any!! Your kids are so cute, love the jammies too :)

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

The jammies turned out so cute!

West Family said...

I love all that you make but the dresses are by far my favorite! Maybe this year I will be able to do some!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I wish I was that crafty! I love the dresses and their matching pajamas!

Averie and Josie said...

Love the pajamas! So cute! I love your stockings too! Where did you find them?