A Gift A Day

A Gift A Day

A Gift a Day: Day Seven: 18-inch Doll Shirts

Today I’m doing something in this series that I’ve never done before. Today I’m sharing some gifts that Winter made! I actually had planned to make these doll shirts (just like the pink one that she made) for the girls this year. We had seen similar shirts in the American Girl catalog. So, when I…

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A Gift a Day 2014: Day Four: Felt Crowns

Both Elsa and Ivory have recently asked me for a crown to wear when they dress up as princesses. We’ve had a good number of dress-up crowns in our house, but none have survived the first three daughters to pass down to daughters four and five. Most crowns are plastic, and all of the little…

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A Gift a Day 2014: Day Two: Camping Pillow

  Cyrus turned 11 earlier this year, which meant he moved from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. He loves Boy Scouts and is enjoying it so much. Because Boy Scouts means camping, we have slowly been getting him some camping gear this year, including a backpack (specifially for camping), and a fantastic tent that my…

A Gift A Day

A Gift a Day 2014: Day One: Ribbon Headbands

  Winter will be 13 in December. At the current moment, one of her passions is trying out new hairstyles. Thanks to Pinterest, she has a wealth of ideas in front of her.  I made these ribbon headbands for her using materials I had on hand.   Supplies: ribbon hair elastic thread lace (optional)  …

A Gift A Day

A Gift a Day 2014

  Each weekday in November, I’ll be making and posting a gift that I have made that day. These will be gifts for Christmas as well as for my eldest daughter’s birthday, which is in December. I have 5 daugthers and 2 sons for whom I will be making gifts. This year, I have fewer…

A Gift A Day

A Gift a Day 2013: Day Twelve: Houndstooth Dress

I completely scrapped my sewing plans for day twelve to make a houndstooth dress. I saw one online that morning and I remembered my mother-in-law gave me one of her dresses to make over several years ago. It’s a heavy-weight mini-houndstooth fabric. I have never completed a dress in a day before, but I was making a…

A Gift A Day

A Gift a Day: Day Eleven: Cotton Slips

For the eleventh day of A Gift a Day, I made three cotton slips. I used a dress pattern with a button back. I used the bodice and skirt pieces only, and since there was no hem allowance needed, I cut the skirt shorter. The skirts were just straight rectangles. I cut all the way across the…