Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Starting on Personal Christmas gifts

Hi all,

Well we are back for the most part. So I am posting some pictures of the Christmas gifts I am making over the course of the next few weeks. Todays pictures are of the items I am making for Aki Ann who is my great niece(my nieces daughter). She is 1 year and 3 months old. She is quite tall for her age and is wearing size 2T already. We have not gotten to see her in person, but she already talks a lot and is always asking Why? and What for? All the babies in our family always talk really early and ask lots of questions. So here they are all made from scraps of material I had laying around and the sweater are all ones that we found in the trash piles along side the furniture and wood we scavenge for. We found so many clothes this year it is almost sickening and lots of them were in really really good if not perfect condition. Again we say," Why people Why"? Donate, Donate, Donate!! Please. Anyway the first item I have made is a reversible jumper.

Here is a close up detail of the applique and the pockets on the reverse side.

The next outfit was a rescued sweater and scraps of material that was used to cover up some spots and the rest of the scraps where used to make a complete circle skirt. Always remember to make the front of the skirt about 1 1/2" shorter in the front for little girls sizes 2T to 7 as they stand a little bit differently than when they mature some. If you notice when little girls wear skirts they tend to dip badly in the front. Making the skirt shorter in front will help make the hem look more even. The skirt is double layered  and is great for twirling around in. All the laces and ball fringe are from the overwhelming stash I am trying to use up. Its going to take years I am sure.
  Any way so that is one persons Christmas done and dozens more to go!  I Will show you next Tuesday, sheets I made for our bed ,and some short intructions so you to can make luxury linens for a fraction of the store price. See you tomorrow.


Yarni Gras! said...

sooooooo beautiful!

Chickens in the Basement said...

Aki Ann is a lucky girl! Very pretty!

Melinda Cornish said...

these are just adorable.....I live down the road from you in Sunset....I had fun reading about all the stuff you find on the trash days! I am in the enchanted swap with you and wanted to say hi......

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Thanks for dropping by the blog and marking me as a favorite.. :) I love the items that you have made your great niece.. she will look so adorable in these wonderful clothing items that you have made her!
I will be back to visit to see what else you come up with ;)