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!|
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!!
Merry Christmas! I hope you are greatly blessed!