Seven girlfriends, great food, cheap wine, lots of sewing and decorating projects, and unseasonably warm November weather combined to make one really fun weekend here at my house! My two aunts, my sister and niece, my mom, and my daughter all joined me for a weekend of sewing, talking, laughing, and eating way too much. We had the best time! There's just nothing like time spent with women friends to lighten your spirit and put a smile on your face.
We love getting together to work on sewing projects. This time we worked on wool appliqued Christmas stockings, fabric origami ornaments, yo-yos, an appliqued Advent calendar, a crocheted baby blanket, a patchwork quilt, and some cute kids' aprons. Plus we chose fabrics and planned a bunch of window treatments!
My aunt brought along a pattern for a child's apron, and, since my new step-granddaughter loves to help me in the kitchen (and LOVES cupcakes), I made this adorable one for her ...
I even found some cute little berry buttons in my stash to accent the pocket and the foldover at the top. Cherries might have been better, to match the fabric, but it's a long way to the nearest Jo-Ann's and I like using what I have on hand, so raspberries it is!
So I now have a total of ONE Christmas present made! I know Lilly will love it, and we'll have lots of fun making cupcakes together the next time she comes to visit. The pattern, from Vanilla House Designs, went together quickly and was super easy to make.
Are you making any homemade Christmas gifts this year?