Thursday, January 8, 2009

Homemade Christmas Gifts


Each Christmas I try to do some homemade gifts. I have made book bags, aprons, books, puppets, rag dolls, tutus, scrapbooks, and now doll clothes.
My 7 year old daughter really wanted an American Girl doll, which I have no objection to. They are great books and cute dolls. But since they are outrageously expensive ($90 + up), and we do need to buy food, I decided to buy a cheaper 18 in. doll and make some doll clothes for it. This doll was purchased at Michael's with a 40% off coupon (great deal found by my good friend Sunnie). The original price was $16.99, so it cost under $12! I was blessed to get free patterns for the clothes too - thanks Sunnie's mom! The clothes were made out of old clothes I had collected in my rag bag, so I didn't pay anything for fabric. I made these 3 outfits, and she got 2 more complete outfits (with shoes and everything!) from Grandma. My sister also crocheted a shawl and hat for the doll. I think she has played with it every day since Christmas! It does take a lot of time, but I do love home made gifts!

4 comments:

Ginny said...

Congrats Katharine on very cute clothes and doll.

Sunnie said...

My mother would be proud.

Ruthie said...

I'm so glad she liked it. I was worried she'd be set on an American Doll. Go Vienna for being flexible and Katharine for being creative and hard working!

Ponczoch Family said...

Wow... you are way too creative!