Christmas is coming!

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I know fall is still ahead, but Christmas sewing for others does take some planning. I think I start planning right after New Years Day 🙂

Creating that special something for my special loved ones is so important to me. I simply enjoy the entire process – thinking about a gift, messing around online looking for ideas, landing on a decision, and making it happen.

Which is why I’ve already purchased fabric, and I’m ready to get going.

This year will feature some repeats of things I’ve sewn for family. Actually, requested. Wow. Be still my heart.

Aprons for everyone, based on the classic Williams Sonoma apron (and copied from my own apron purchased years ago), and on Butterick 4585. This year I’ll draft a version for my grandson. Nothing brings family together like cooking in the kitchen or on the grill.

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A couple weeks ago I ordered 16 yards of Dream Cotton from Marshall Dry Goods, and it arrived in just 3 days. Dream Cotton is, to my eye, indistinguishable from Kona cotton, except in price. MDG’s version is only $3.99/yd. I have white yardage in both Kona and Dream Cotton, and I actually wrote the brand in the selvedge with a Sharpie, for reorders.

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I also ordered camo knit jersey from Girl Charlee. It’s on presale at the moment, but will be here soon. This is for True Bias Hudson pants for my son and Grandson. The pattern is available for both adults and children. A pic from a couple years ago in black jersey:

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Recently I made Ashley a pair of Mc2 sarouel Afghan pants (to match my own), a birthday gift, and she loves them! She was here recently and picked out a stash French terry fabric (Fabric Mart) for Christmas, with the proviso that I have a matching pair. Fortunately I was able to cut them both from just 3 yards! And mine will be in time for Jungle January 🙂

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That works for me! To round off the gift lists, catnip snakes for the 6 kitties (a link to my post on the snakes and some cute mug rugs here).

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And a big cushy pillow for the Frenchy pup. He loves pillows. Mine won’t be this fancy, but he won’t know the difference. A pillow is a pillow, big and soft are the most important elements.

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Such fun. I’m blessed.

Ciao! Coco

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