Sunday, January 3, 2010


I didn't make any gifts this year, but Asha got a beautiful coat completed with a hat, a hand warmer, and gaiters for her doll from Aunt Kim. The coat is fully lined and the details are amazing. There is nothing that tickles my sewing fancy more than gifts like this. Thank you, Kim! You are the best!

Scott got me some sewing books. I didn't know I wanted them, but I haven't been able to put them down. There is so much more to learn. He also got me some Project Runaway DVDs. I love it that he likes to watch them with me.

I got some fabric from Japan that I can't wait to turn into clothes. They are mostly lawn and double gauge for spring and summer.

Here is a glimpse of our crazy Christmas morning. Quinn is sporting the safety goggles from the Black and Decker Junior power tool set Santa got him from Costco. Quinn usually doesn't play with toys (He prefers kitchen gadgets and electronics we forget to put away.), but this authentic looking set has fooled him. The sounds the drills and saws make are pretty real, and Santa got a bargain for only $20.

We had a special Christmas dinner with Scott's parents and Scott's sister's family. Scott made roasted duck, oyster dressing, butternut squash risotto, and ginger cake topped with whipped cream for dessert. Everything was just delicious, and we had a great evening together.


Kimberly said...

I am so glad the outfit fit well and glad that she can enjoy it. It was a lot of fun to make and of course all of it is worth it when you see them enjoying it. Just as a fun note, when I went to look for the fabric to make it the wool was $20/yard. I was blown away and almost gave up on the idea. My mom was with me and mentioned stopping my Goodwill. I ran in there and found two wool sports coats for $7/each. I then took them apart and used the wool cloth and the lining to make the coat.

Scotts dinner sounds wonderful and looks like a fun evening together.

Mommymita said...

Oh I love the doll outfit! It looks very authentic and I especially love the hat muffler and boot covers. Looks like I may start a new addiction.

I can't wait to see the fabric put to good use! and Quinn is so funny in those googles!

As for the dinner - I'm super impressed! That is fancy.

Claudine said...

Wow, what a display of treasure! That's an amazing doll outfit, and the fabric is great. That Cabrera book is my favorite sewing book of all time. I've had it for years, and I still reference it at least once a month.

SuburbiaMom said...

Quinn's googles are adorable! The AG coat/set is darling!! Kudos to Scott for making such a unique and delicious dinner! You guys have too much talent over there!

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Dawn W. said...

Look at those little boots and the cute outfit - her own little designer clothing. Very cute! What a fabulous Christmas dinner too!

Meredith said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! Can't wait to see what you reproduce with your new books and fabric :)