>Part 3 Homemade Christmas

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unfinished doll

This is the last handmade Christmas present that my children gave to each other. The funny thing is, the youngest two wanted the same doll for the oldest daughter, so I ended up making two of them just a tad bit different than each other, but still very similar. Too bad it wasn’t done before I took this photo; I will add an up-dated picture of her later, maybe after the New Year when I get a chance to sit still for about 10 seconds.

unfinished dolls head
unfinished doll legs
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>Part 2 Homemade Christmas

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christmas doll

These are the handmade Christmas presents that my children gave to each other. The oldest two gave this doll to the youngest; the pattern came from a toaster-cover pattern that had belonged to my husband’s grandmother. The children and I modified it to have legs and such so it could be an actual doll since the original had a piece of card board that you fit into the toaster slots to hold her up right. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a fire waiting to happen.

face detail

>Part 1 Homemade Christmas

>There will be three consecutive posts about the gifts my children gave to each other, with the help of mom.

The oldest and the youngest got together and gave my middle daughter this lady-bug apron. She just loves ladybugs, so they figured she would like this a lot. The oldest daughter is modeling it for these photos because it was still a secret when these photos where taken.

ladybug apron front
ladybug apron left side
ladybug apron back side
ladybug apron right side
ladybug apron wings

The pattern is my own design. It fits children from about 5 to 11 (those are the ages of my children, and it fits all of them and would probably fit the oldest even if she was about 14 years old. On the older daughter, it is a little above the knees; on the youngest, a little below the knees. If people are interested in the pattern, I can draft up written instructions and such. There would be a little delay in this because I have not written the instructions as of yet, and it would cost about $15.00 per pattern

>Merry Christmas

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Here is a coloring page for the kids. Click on it to get it big, then print the image.

>12th day of the twelve days of Christmas and we come to the end

>Our secret elves did not let us see them tonight, but they did tell us who they are. They are the young ladies in my church (teenagers 17-18 years old and their teachers at church). Can I just say how great that is to me that teenagers would take the time to make such fun for my children. The children got so excited each night I couldn’t have asked for a better gift than to see my children excited about this sort of thing. I know, silly, but it was great fun for them.

We got ice-cream drumsticks tonight.

day 12 of 12 and we come to the end

Note reads:
The twelfth day has arrived, and on this our last night,
One dozen drummers would be a grand sight.
But the noise of their drums would hurt my head,
So eat these “drumsticks” we bring you instead.

And so we wish you a joyous Noel,
We know that you’re hoping our name we will tell.
We won’t keep it a secret because we love you.
Love, The Young Woman Laurels and Leaders too!

>11th day of the twelve days of Christmas

>Another day has come and gone, and I am exhausted from making centerpieces all day at work and shoveling my car out a few times today. So when we came home we got greeted by the 11th days gifts.

We got Stephen’s hot cocoa (chocolate mint truffle) to go with it mini marshmellos.

day 11 of 12 hot cocoa and marshmallows

Note reads:

Those eleven pipers piping remind us of the cold,
Of the chill and snow we don’t have to be told.
Now make your water piping hot, and fill your cup with care,
Then add some chocolate and marshmallows for flair.

note on day 11

>10th day of the twelve days of Christmas

>So we stayed out real late tonight, and it snowed on our gift, but I don’t think it got hurt much and will still work just fine.

We received a compilation Christmas CD.

day 10 of 12 days

Note reads:

Ten Lords a leaping would be an awesome gift
But they got stuck while jumping through a snow drift.
We had to be content and we hope you don’t think it strange,
Instead we got you their lovely music to give you more of a range.

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