Generating My Christmas Gift List

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Decided that if I am going to giving handmade Christmas gifts then I need to get started. So, I am in the process of making my list and looking at what materials I have on hand. Then I need to decide on what type of project (gift idea) and start.

Santa's Elf

Santa’s Elf

Some of the gifts will require sewing, sewing cat,

Some will require embroidery,embroidery 2,

and there may be one or two that require knitting and or crochet knitting

So, the planning stage has begun.

Scrub Top Salvage Campaign

In my previous post, I shared the Halloween scrubs that were saved through alterations. I borrowed the technique used in the Kardashian line with the contour bands. Now, I have finished the last three scrubs that were in my to-do-stack. These were Christmas themed scrub tops.

I added a black band to this one, which was a store-bought top. See how it looks:

Side view

Side view

????????????????? This is a frontal view of this top.

The other two, originally, had a solid red contrast trim so I used a contouring red band on these.




Think these turned out quit well

Scrub Campaign Alterations

My daughter asked me if I could come to her rescue. She realized that the scrub tops I previously sewed needed to have a little bit more ease to them. She needed the ease so her movements would not be restricted when helping to take care of the pet patients in their veterinarian clinic. There were three Halloween scrubs, one novelty print scrub and three Christmas scrubs. I tackled and finished alterations on the three Halloween scrub tops and the one novelty print scrub top. The Christmas ones will be done a bit later. Luckily, I still had remnants of the original fabric pieces so I added a band to each side seam. Here is an example of what the alterations look like.

????????????????????     This is what the finished project looks like when hung on a hanger. The side band is about 1.25 inches wide and runs the entire side seam.

????????????????????????  I put the finished scrub top on my sewing mmannequinto give me a better feel of how the band who lay.

Since I had additional fabric of the contrast, I added a band onto the side seam.

Since I had additional fabric of the contrast, I added a band onto the side seam.

Fall Decorating

This is our first Fall in our Nevada home. So as we unpacked and organized our belongings, I pulled out my Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations. Then as we did our cross-county road trip, we stopped at antique malls along the way. We found a few additions to add to our collection of Fall Decor. Let’s have a peak at what we did.









New Scrub


Made a new scrub for my daughter. Novelty print and teal trim.