The 12 Days of Christmas: nest full of eggsDecember 02, 2013
On the second day of Christmas, I am excited to have Rachel from nest full of eggs guest posting today. Rachel blogs from Minnesota in the US and sews for her three children. My favourite of Rachel's recent sewing projects was this amazing dress she sewed for Kids' Clothes Belgian Style series at Straightgrain. Rachel also sews lovely dresses for charity. Have a look at these sweet geranium dresses. Rachel also blogs about fun crafts - have a look at her recent nativity scene she made.
Today Rachel is sharing a gorgeous sparkly dress and lovely coat to match. I love her 24 karat buttons! Thank you Rachel, they are both lovely!!
It has been said: "Christmas is for children." My favorite childhood Christmas time memories are playing in the snow, eating Christmas cookies baked from recipes from the 'Betty Crocker's Cooky Book' (I grew up in the same place where General Mills has it's headquarters), and I remember by our Christmas stockings there were always an orange, 3 apples (red, yellow, and green), and a loaf of sweet bread (mine was cranberry).
Now today with my own family we have many Christmastime traditions, foods, activities and other festive things that we do. There are too many to share, so for today I will share just one.
Our lives are very full during Advent, one of the festive days we observe is Saint Nicholas Day which is celebrated on December 6. On the evening of December 5th each of my three children put out a pair of wooden clogs (they came from my childhood when my parents visited the Netherlands, they brought these back for my older sister, older brother, and I). The next morning my children find gold foiled chocolate coins, a clementine, a candy cane, and a chocolate Saint Nicholas.
the sequin dresses. I found some teeny tiny gold sequin stretchy fabric at a fabric warehouse, it was exactly the type of fabric I was hoping to find!
fabric covered headband with a bow, made out of a gold fabric that was found in the special occasion/costume section, I think it's called 'liquid gold.'
Now moving onto the red military coat...
knock-off (modeled photo found here). I used thick red wool and 12 gold buttons (24K plated).
Merry Christmas from Minnesota, USA!
(Now I have to go pick up all those little sequins that are all over my sewing room floor...)
*****Pop over to craftstorming today to see what Mie from sewing like mad has made...I can't wait!
On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree