Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010





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The kids checking out the tree

















The 2010 version of the tree
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Checking out the stockings

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A few pictures of the kids opening gifts...






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The kids each gave Daddy a stuffed dragon for his collection.

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Daddy opening another dragon.





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My present, a locket that says "Mom" on it.





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Now, the pictures of the kids with the doll clothes I sewed for them.


































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Andrew cleaning up afterwards!














A little video of Andrew cleaning.


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Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Latest Time Consuming Project

I had decided quite awhile ago to make clothes for the kids' 18" dolls for Christmas. It was quite a time consuming project. Especially since I couldn't work on it when the kids were around! Pullng a muscle in my back from coughing didn't help, either! Each doll ended up with 10 clothing pieces plus some doll "Crocs". Each kid has a color that we use to mark their toys and belongings, so the doll clothes, for the most part, followed suit!







Sarah's doll wardrobe












Close up of jeans and footed pajamas




















Close up of towel, t-shirt, dress shirt, skirt, shorts, undies, and Crocs.









Close up of bathrobe and dress











Emily's doll wardrobe


























































William's doll wardrobe

































Will's color is green and the bathrobe really is a green color!













The boys got an extra t-shirt and a pair of dress pants instead of the skirt and dress.




The boy's undies have fake flies!







Andrew's doll wardrobe




























































Close up of the "Crocs" (or as their known in our house... "Hole Shoes")









For the things that didn't fit the color coding system, I put bias tape "tags" to show who they belonged to.





I put the clothes into color coded tubs my parents found while on vacation.



























































Grandma knit ponchos and scarves for the dolls, too.









I will post pictures later of Christmas and the kids opening the clothes, but I wanted to at least post the ones of them sleeping with their dolls who have on their new jammies.