A Handmade Christmas…..

…..a sample of items I made for friends and family:

A nursery painting for my little niece Cari due at the end of January…..

A Handmade Christmas nursery painting via lilblueboo.com
…..whose bedroom is decorated in two shades of pink and zebra print.

A Handmade Christmas nursery painting 2 via lilblueboo.com
My sister-in-law Carolyn loves zebra print….so this fabric was perfect for a little outfit too:

A Handmade Christmas zebra outfit via lilblueboo.com
For our friend’s daughter Callie, I made this dress out of a special t-shirt….one that marks where their first date was:

A Handmade Christmas special shirt via lilblueboo.com
An outfit for my niece Sawyer who is also due at the end of January (both of my sister-in-laws are due on the same day!) Sawyer already received her nursery painting at her mother’s shower a while back.

A Handmade Christmas outfit via lilblueboo.com
Dainty ruffles added to the sleeves:

A Handmade Christmas outfit ruffles via lilblueboo.com
For Sienna’s “godsister” Dillan, I made this snow globe t-shirt (tutorial posted here):

A Handmade Christmas snowglobe shirt via lilblueboo.com
Here are a few photos from Christmas:

My mother told Sienna and her cousin Jordan the Christmas story on Christmas Eve, complete with a box of gold, frankincense and myrrh:

A Handmade Christmas the Christmas story via lilblueboo.com
The next morning Diesel had to wear his little handmade felt outfit for a few minutes. Poor little guy needs the groomer bad!

A Handmade Christmas Diesel's christmas outfit via lilblueboo.com
Sienna didn’t get any handmade gifts. I refuse to make anything with Dora on it.

A Handmade Christmas Sienna's gifts via lilblueboo.com
Sienna pressing her silk pajamas my parents brought her from China on her new ironing board.

A Handmade Christmas Sienna ironing via lilblueboo.com
Her big present from Mommy and Daddy was a drum set which has volume control (thank God):

A Handmade Christmas Sienna's drumset via lilblueboo.com
Tonight we are heading to our annual 1K pub crawl. We all wear matching sweatshirts and walk down to visit our favorite restaurants and bars on El Paseo. Fun with friends!

A Handmade Christmas 1K pub crawl via lilblueboo.com


  1. lisarenata says

    Merry Christmas!

    So you sound like me, made all the gifts this year for friends and family, yet not one made for my hubby, and two sweet angels. Why is that? I had it planned out, you know…some pj's, cute Christmas dress for A and well…with all the other sewing, hand making, I just ran out of time. I actually still have a Jedi Costume (requested by my sweet nephew) and a couple of embroidered and hand sewn towels to finish up, before my SIL and family comes up this week. Yikes!

  2. TUTU Monkey says

    Merry Christmas…everything looks so wonderful. That little dog is ADORABLE!!

    You are such an inspiration!!

  3. Amanda says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the zebra outfit!! I can't wait until I'm good at sewing. I am due to have a baby in August and really want to make clothes for it… and I've been dying to make clothes for my toddler girl!!

  4. sofia's sketchbook says

    amen to not sewing anything w/dora!!!!….i understand but they don't….my daughter all she wants is dora and boots….we are not so cool for them!!!!but you are so cool to me!!!!! maybe you can come up with an abstract dora profile or something………

  5. Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: says

    I wish we were in your family!! The painting, and outfits are gorgeous! Love those ruffles!

  6. Shari says

    There was once a day years ago when I swore I would never own anything Elmo or Dora in the house. Yup, times have changed in the household…and the Dora backpack Finley's been begging for was under the tree this year. :)

  7. Disney says

    What a lovely Christmas!! I love Sienna's ironing board. I would have died for something like that! (I probably still would)

  8. dana says

    What a fun Christmas! And yes, I refuse to make anything disney or dora for Lucy either. I'm glad we're on the same page with that :)