Tristan's New Clothes

It was over one year ago that Laurent and I (mostly I) made his doll Tristan. Doll naming by the way is done by the children themselves. I'm not sure how Tristan was settled on, but I just love that name.

Tristan has gone for sometime without proper clothes. Mommy is too busy these days for making doll clothes, thank goodness for big sisters who can sew.

Celine designed and stitched this new outfit including cloak, boots, pants, and shirt for Tristan to give to Laurent this Christmas. She was beside herself with delight in the creative process. It was so much fun to watch her (or take peeks at the progress as she worked behind closed doors for many days). She completed the gift with an unfinished wooden chest that she purchased at the craft store to store the clothes.

I don't know who was more excited when this gift was opened - Celine, Laurent (or me).

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  • Adventure-Some Matthew

    Adventure-Some Matthew on Dec. 30, 2010, 12:09 p.m.

    Beautifully made!

    Celine did a wonderful job (far better than I would have done). Not only with the craftsman ship but also with the thoughtfulness of the gift. Being able to pay attention to the giftee and discern what they really want is a wonderful ability to have.

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  • Kika

    Kika on Dec. 30, 2010, 9:12 p.m.

    Fabulous!!! I didn't get much homemade anything done this year so I'm beginning in January (!) this time starting with homemade vanilla and lipbalm... and some fabric gift bags. We'll see how it goes from there. My daughter made homemade gifts for her friends: jackets for Maplelea dolls (like American girls) and pendants on hemp (necklaces). Love seeing my kids create.

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