The Holiday Christmas season always brings out my inner elf. I have a brand new baby nephew and I’m so excited to be able to make baby gifts again. My family has gone a few years without any small children about, just older (sullen, morose) teens and adults, so my little nephew is a very welcome addition. I love the old vintage craft patterns. There’s something timeless about them, like these stuffed toys from Advance circa 1940s:
And how about these funny elf dolls:My grandmother made me a Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy pair when I was in kindergarten. I loved those dolls. I don’t know if the instruction sheet said to, but she used a kind of fabric paint to draw hearts on their chests.
Or if you like knitting, here’s a Gnome and Santa doll:
And if you aren’t busy enough during the holidays, why not whip up some home decor…
Then if you haven’t collapsed by Christmas, you can get in the kitchen and bake the perfect Christmas Dinner.