We had a lovely, laid back sort of Christmas. I got up and made a cheese cake and got the ham and potatoes going. In the afternoon, we went sledding. I went down twice (no photos thankfully). Tim laughed at me cause I crashed into the one tiny little tree on the entire hill.
|Tim tries to keep warm.|
I made C this fantasy/elven dress from an old sheet. It was a fairly easy dress to sew. I think the sleeves took about as long to sew as the rest of the dress put together (except for the zipper, which I hand-picked - a hand-picked zipper is easy but does take a little time). She was thrilled. I am pleased. I think it is reminiscent of many of the drawings she makes of sorceresses/princesses/elves and I had hoped she would like it.
We've been watching a lot of the films from the Japanese animation entity, Studio Ghibli. One of their most popular films, My Neighbor Totoro, is about a forest spirit and two young girls. K fell in love with Totoro. While researching Studio Ghibli and Totoro, I found a number of Totoro hoodies and decided to make one for K. It was remarkably easy, I bought a hoodie and some fleece and winged it. I carefully removed the pocket and used it as the back of Totoro's ears. I hand stitched the whole thing.