Elf Work Done Early

Last week, I took the week off of sewing for my shop (mostly) and concentrated instead on making the grandkids' Christmas gifts. I always seem to be scrambling to sew at the last minute, and I really, really don't want to be doing that. It's decidedly un-Christmasy to me to be sequestered upstairs in the sewing room late at night...all alone. I'd much rather be downstairs by the fire and with everyone else. I blocked last week off on the calendar months ago to devote to sewing these gifts, and I am happy to report that they are done! The boys are getting pajamas. The girls are getting nightgowns. And all are getting a coordinating heat sack to tuck into bed with them and keep them toasty warm on cold winter nights.


It was so much fun to pick out the flannel prints for each child...something in their favorite color, or a color to complement their eyes. Sewing the nightgowns made me quite nostalgic, for I sewed my own girls' nightgowns from that same pattern for many, many years. All softness and eyelet and ribbon! Proof positive that you should hang on to some things!


I think my favorite print is the whale pattern for the littlest! I think he's just going to be irresistibly cuddly!


And I'm feeling a bit ahead of the game with all these nestled in tissue paper and boxed already. Yes!

4 comments:

  1. You certainly are ahead of the game! Good for you, thinking ahead, planning that time, and getting it done! Such sweet gifts!

    I am not the prolific seamstress that you are, but I did make a pink gingham flannel nightgown for my youngest when she was small. I can still see her in that soft, sweet gown. She wore it all the time! Precious memories . . .

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    1. Aww. I love to hear stories like this! They are gifts of love and precious memories, indeed. I love it how our children remember the handmade gifts with great fondness too!

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  2. So fun! Reminds me of growing up in New England wearing Royal Stewart tartan, flannel nightgowns (that matched my mom's) on cold winter's nights. ;-)

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    1. Aww. That matched your mom's? That is SO sweet! When my girls were little, we lived in southern California, and I think I would've found a flannel nightgown a little too warm. But that's a super sweet idea!

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