Whoops, better post these before the year is over!
I did not give a lot of handmade gifts this year, but the one thing I really wanted to do was make flannel pajamas for my kids and my niece and nephew. The last ones I made for my own kids are now too small, and I thought coordinating ones would be cute Christmas gifts.
I did not, however, make them out of holiday fabric. For one, that’s just not my cup of tea. For another, I feel like they then have such a limited life span. I’d rather just use some cute fabric that can be worn any time you need something soft and cozy.
I made the girls’ pajamas first. My niece is 10 months younger than my kids, so I just made them all the same size. I gave my daughter the choice of the two fabrics, and she chose the ones on the right.
For the record, pink apparently trumps butterflies. In case you were wondering.
The boys got a nice, big Riley Blake polka dot. My son got the green ones in size 3T, while my nephew got the white background in size 18-24 months (he’s just shy of a year, but he’s a big boy and I wanted to err on the side of larger).
Unfortunately, the timing did not work out to get a shot of all four kids in their new jammies (oh, I would have LOVED that picture!), so a picture of my two will have to do. They’re deliciously soft, and though it was a little annoying at times to use the flannel for the trim, it was worth it for the coziness.
Wishing a very cozy winter to all of you out there…