Are you making any homemade gifts this year for the holidays? I suspect some of you might be doing a little sewing for the holidays. 🙂 I’ve been trying to decide what projects I still have time to make in the next week or so. Eek, time is running out!
My neighbor stopped by this week to chat. She is around 70 and a delight to visit with. She mentioned that the doll clothes I make reminded her of a childhood Christmas memory. That year she was 5 years old and it was a tight Christmas for her family. Her parents were determined to make a nice Christmas for the kids. Dad made a little blue hutch from scrap wood and left over paint. An older sister sewed a set of doll clothes for her beloved doll. She described each piece of clothing in detail. It touched me that she shared this memory.
After she left I reflected on my own childhood memories of Christmas. Sweet ways my family made Christmas special. My mom always did some sewing for the holidays. There was the Christmas when I was six and got a new doll.
My mom sewed a set of clothing for the new doll. I loved each piece and would dress my doll for play. It was a special gift I treasured over the years and I still have it today.
Do you have any special memories of a homemade gift? Maybe it’s a gift you received or maybe a gift you made. I would love to hear your story! Share in the comments below. And if you are doing any holiday sewing tell us what projects you are making. I’m cheering you on!