December 10, 2010

Christmas Elves

Elf Stitchettes
Christmas crafting is in full swing around these here parts, though I'm having to seriously revise my list of critical, must-be-done-in time projects. I did manage to carve out some time to make three little elf dolls as a thank-you gift for another triplet family that has passed on a ton of clothes and other items from their girls who are almost exactly one year older than mine. Let me tell you, triplet moms are awesome. They've all been there, they know what you need and they tell you you're going to be just fine. None of that "OMG, I don't know how you do it" or "I could never manage" nonsense that you hear from every stranger that comes within 50 feet of the triple stroller.

Elf Stitchettes
I used the free pattern that Hilary so generously posted a couple of years ago and stitched them up on muslin. For the back I used some retro fabric that I have been hoarding, thinking I would back a quilt with it. They have been tucked into a box and are on their way to three little girls who I hope will love them to pieces.

2 comments:

amandasan said...

I don't have triplets (or even a baby) but I agree that triplet moms are awesome. Michele's blog http://www.fourtimesthefun.blogspot.com/ makes me laugh so much. I love her attitude about life and the other triplet moms she talk about seem fantastic, too.

The List Writer said...

Oh these are just beautiful. And they look so great as a group of three!