Daisypath Anniversary tickers

Daisypath Anniversary tickers

Thursday, December 22, 2011

SEW Cute

Just a short little blog to update you on my latest sewing creations! I am SO excited to give these gifts to Natalee for Christmas! I am very proud of the amount of money we have spent on her this year! If you read my blog titled "Oh What Fun," you know we are only doing 4 gifts with our new tradition. A little recap if you don't want to go back and re-read: It's based on the story of the 3 wise men. You give one gift that they want, one gift that they need, one gift to further develop their relationship in Jesus, and one gift from Santa.

Here is a run down of what we bought her!
1) What she wanted: Art Supplies! I started buying these back in September. Every time I went to the grocery store, I would pick up a new box of crayons, construction paper, paint brushes, etc. This equaled NO money spent out of our Christmas fund! (My parents bought her a new desk!!)
2) What she needed: She is getting a toddler bed! I also made her a new pillowcase and blanket to go with it! There will also be a new pair of ladybug jammies, and the ladybug outfit I made her to wear on her actual birthday (29th). The toddler bed I found used at Once Upon A Child! I went through her old belongings that she could no longer wear, and turned them in for credit, so the bed only cost us $8! As far as the ladybug stuff goes, I had most of the fabric on hand already! :) I probably spent $10 for fabric that I needed.
Her outfit, blanket and pillowcase!
3) What would further develop her relationship with Jesus: We got her a new DVD (BOZ) and Boz books to match. She loves him! It is such a sweet show...all about Jesus! I found this stuff at Mardel, you should look into the series if you have young ones!
4) Santa: From Santa, she is getting the cradle pictured below, and a whole set of baby stuff (playpen, swing, bouncer, highchair and diaper bag), and a new baby! This was a combined gift from Mommy and Daddy and Grammie and Grumpie! I found the wooden cradle at Once Upon a Child, for $12. I found the play set for her baby there as well, brand new, for $10! I looked the exact set up online, and it was $40! YAY for cheap!! My mom and dad bought her the new baby and the diaper bag. I made the crib bedding from extra fabric that I already had, so that cost nothing! I also made her new ladybug blanket and her baby doll blanket to match! SO fun! 
I am SO happy with how it turned out!
Notice how the doll blanket, and Natalee's match!
I LOVE matching!!
So, there you have it! I love our new tradition! Now, I wish I had all of her birthday planning done...I guess I still have a week though! :) Gotta love Christmas babies! On the plus side, at least I only have to get the wrapping paper out once a year.

Merry Christmas! I hope you are greatly blessed!



  1. Wow I wish we had "once upon a child" where we live.. I always hear people get the sweetest deals there! Love your blog..your daughter is adorable!!

  2. Thank you! I LOVE that store, and think every city needs one!! I also love craigslist, but you do have to be more careful. Thank you, I think she is pretty cute myself. :) LOL