Today I finally finished these sweet little babushka softies. They will soon be on their way to a lovely new home. I made them totally from scraps - strips from the dolls quilt, red corduroy that Ive had in the drawer forever, and the backs from some gorgeous linen napkins I picked up at the op shop a few weeks ago.I love how they turned out, especially considering like most of my sewing, I just made up a pattern and hoped for the best! I will be a little sad to send them off, Ive become rather attached to them sitting on my chest of drawers! But like most things, if they were actually for me they would probably end up in the UFO pile. At least this way, they are finished and I'm sure the little ones that they are going too will appreciate them! I love giving gifts, there is something special about finding a special something that will let the recipient know you have thought especially of them...I think that being able to hand make a gift for someone is even more special.
ohhhhh and I'm not the only one busily crafting for Christmas. My dad sent through some pics of the cradle he has made Jacinta for Christmas. It is a replica of the ones he made my sisters and I when we were little! I cant wait to watch her tucking her babies in for a nap! I'm sure she will treasure it for many, many years, and it will be even more special because her Grandpa made it just for her.