My Christmas shopping and making is done.
It helped that we decided to simplify our gift giving this year, and I bought a lot online... but with seven kids (counting S and our SIL) and 4 grandkids, it was still a fair amount of planning, shopping, and crafting.
I finished up the last gift yesterday... and it's so cute I have to share.
It's a little crayon apron for our youngest granddaughter, who is 3. It holds one box of 24 crayons. (Despite the way the color shows in this picture, it's really a very pretty pink... the color is most accurate on the right side of the photo.)
I didn't have a pattern, just her measurements and a photo I found online, so there was a fair amount of stopping to puzzle it out, but I do love how it turned out.
I especially love all the tiny little pockets...
(The math involved in figuring out the spacing for those pockets was tough... it's an absolute miracle they all fit across the apron and are the same size!)
The machine I used?
The old Necchi Joe got me for Christmas back in about 1981, when our oldest was just a baby. It's been a faithful machine ever since, never needing repair (although it needs a bit now...) and sewing everything from diapers and baby clothes, to quilts and step-dancing dresses. What a lovely old workhorse it is...
K (dd#3) will be arriving from Ghana on Monday for a two week visit, and I may not be blogging much during that time.
Have a blessed holiday season...