Well we’re starting off 2011 with an odd title aren’t we??
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! We had such a great time visiting with family and friends and playing with the kids and just relaxing. But I feel like I haven’t posted in forever and I’ve missed it – and you!!
I want to share some things with you that I made for Christmas this year. It was a flurry of last minute gift making – as usual – but I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to show you everything.
We’ll start off with the gifts for my little nieces. They are almost 4 and almost 2 and they love to match each other. So my sister and I came up with the idea to make them matching outfits aaannnndd matching toys. Can you get much cuter?? ;)
Here is the oldest’s set:
The set was based on Oopsie the Octopus - made from the darling Melly and Me pattern that is available For Free at the Moda Bake Shop website. (Which I love by the way)
The pattern calls for yo-yo’s on all the feet and a few on the head of the Octopus for decoration.
Because I hate yo-yo’s with a fierce and unreasonable passion, I made some rosettes out of coordinating fabric.
Still so cute yet not rage-inducing like those nasty yo-yo’s.
For the outfits I recreated the Oopsie as an applique from the same fabric for the shirt – and added a rosette to that too.
The edges are raw so they’ll fray and curl just a bit when the outfit is washed. I love that.
The pants and top have little heart appliques to tie everything together. I finished the set by making a little rosette headband out of the matching fabric.
For her younger sister, I did a matching outfit but in different colors – so there are no messy, “That’s My Oopsie” issues.
(Not that my nieces would ever argue – but still. ;)
The lavender and orange looks so great!! Not two colors I’d ordinarily put together – but I love how it came out.
Because she’s not quite two years old, her hair is a shorter and finer, so instead of a headband she received two matching little hair clip rosettes.
I don’t have pictures of the girls with their outfits – they had to be shipped to AZ. But they were a big hit! Christmas success. ;) Yay!
I have two more “Gift Posts” for you this week - I’d love it if you would check back in. :) I’m also working industriously on a blog makeover that I can’t wait to show you.
This year is going to be a blast!! Thanks for visiting and following along. :)