November 24, 2016

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Forever 18 Inches Pattern Hack: Santa's Helper Outfit

 

Make a fun holiday outfit with this delightful pattern hack that comes to us from Karen of Forever 18 Inches!

Giveaway Update:  Our winner is Jeannette who said "My favorite Christmas tradition, How can you pick one, I love everything about christmas, from baking cookies to wrapping beautiful presents, family, church, decorations and snow on Christmas Eve. if we’re lucky. It truly is the Most Wonderful time of the Year." Thanks to all who entered!  We loved reading through all the comments!

                                 

Get into the holiday spirit as Karen teaches us how to use her Curving Cardigan pattern and Versatility Dress pattern to create a charming holiday outfit that is sure to spread a little Christmas joy to all who see it! Complete the outfit with the hat from the Doll Tag Clothing Santa pattern!

(Click on the image or the link above to find the patterns on Pixie Faire.)

Let's get started..

Supplies Needed:
-1/4 yd. Medium-weight one-way stretch stable knit fabric (no more than 30% stretch)
- 1/2 yd. lightweight fleece with a one-way stretch
- Matching thread
-Small, very sharp scissors
- ¼" Stay Tape (1/2" wide tape can be cut lengthwise) OR ¼" strips of very lightweight interfacing
- Snaps or Velcro to close the back of the dress
- A pom pom about the size of a nickel
- 1/3 yd. 3/8" black ribbon for a belt
- One decorative slide with a 3/8" opening to use as a belt buckle
- 1" of Hook-and-Loop to close the belt
- Fabri-Tac or other glue to apply the Hook-and-Loop to the belt

To begin: Make the cardigan and hat in the contrasting knit and fleece fabrics according to the pattern directions.

Instructions:

1. Cut a rectangle from the knit fabric measuring 5.75" x 30.5", as directed in the Option 3 layout for the Versatility Dress. Next, cut a rectangle from the fleece fabric measuring 2.5" x 31". Make sure the stretch is cut with the long side of the rectangle.



2. Pin one long edge of the fleece to one long edge of the knit, RIGHT sides together. Allow about ½" of the fleece to overlap each side of the knit. Stitch, using a ½" wide seam.


3. Using small, sharp scissors, trim off half of the seam allowance on the fleece only.

4. WRAP the fleece over the edge of the knit and pin it in place.
Here's a view from the WRONG side….

…and a view from the RIGHT side.


5. Working from the RIGHT side, stitch a scant 1/8" above the fleece/knit seam onto the knit (with thread that matches the fabric). Trim the short edges of the fleece to the same length as the short edges of the knit Skirt.


6. Working from the WRONG side, trim away the excess fleece very close to the stitching line. (No worries; the fleece won't ravel) Congratulations! You've finished the edge of the skirt for the dress. Proceed to the Option 3 instructions for the Versatility Dress and sew as directed (except for the hem, which you've already already sewn).

7. To make the belt: Pull the slide onto the ribbon and center it. Try the dress on your doll, and fit the belt over the dress to determine the length you need. Fold the edges of the ribbon over to the WRONG side and glue them with Fabri-Tac; then glue corresponding ½" pieces of Hook-and-Loop onto the belt ends.


CONGRATULATIONS! Your outfit is finished!

  

 

Giveaway Time!

How would you like to win this festive outfit?  Karen will be sending it to one lucky winner! 

To enter, leave a comment below finishing this sentence:
"One of my favorite Christmas traditions is..."

We'll pick a winner on Monday, November 28th, and get in touch via email.  Thanks for entering and good luck!

For Pixie Faire,

Karen & The PF Team


100 Comments

Danielle
Danielle

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to have flannel pancakes that come from a cookbook my Grandma bought her mother back in 1940! It is a staple every Christmas to make these, not sure where the name came from but we all took sections of the recipe to complete it. Whipping the egg whites or sifting the flour just having the whole family in the kitchen with all the noise is something I still remember.

Linda Godlewski
Linda Godlewski

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making something for all of my grandchildren. They really seem to like the gifts that I have made and know that I made them especially for them.. Everybody wins!!!!

Patricia Bridges
Patricia Bridges

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions was with all my 7 brothers and sisters and their chi!dren getting together at our parents home on Christmas eve.

Janet
Janet

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions was doing the baking for my whole family. Unfortunately I can’t do it any more because of illness, but my husband has taken up the task for me. Now everyone gets grandmas baking only now it grarmpas too.

Keri Frandsen
Keri Frandsen

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to think of fun and exciting elf on the shelf ideas!

Ben wright
Ben wright

November 27, 2016

One of my favoute Christmas traditions is to open my stocking on my parents bed and see the look on my parents face when they look at me and my brothets face in the morning when we open our pressnts.

Suzan
Suzan

November 27, 2016

One of our favourite things to do to prepare for Christmas is to bake and decorate sugar cookies that we love to share. Hmmm

Jo Lyman
Jo Lyman

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is arranging the ceramic houses, I painted years ago, into a Christmas village with “cotton” snow and glowing lights.

Wendy Stanton
Wendy Stanton

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making homemade cookies from my mothers recipes.

Debra Williams
Debra Williams

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is two see the look on my 4 granddaughters faces when they open there gifts that I made. I make them the kits to make there own doll clothes. Thanks to Pixie Faire for all the great patterns they have so much fun making there own clothes its a gift that that never ends.

Helene
Helene

November 27, 2016

ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS IS making supper for my family and after playing games.

Debbie
Debbie

November 27, 2016

One of my favourite Christmas traditions is putting up the tree with the kids. It used to be my kids – now it is the grandchildren.

Melissa Hinkle
Melissa Hinkle

November 27, 2016

Putting my old red flocked mouse on the grandfathers clock. It’s not the holidays without him. He’s lost most of his flock and looks a little threadbare but it’s not the same without him.

Shirley
Shirley

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is going to our church’s Christmas Eve service and singing favorite Christmas hymns.

Linda Vetter
Linda Vetter

November 27, 2016

My favorite Christmas tradition was going to church with mom and dad on Christmas Eve. Afterwards we would go to their house for a glass of “cheer” and reminisce all the things that had happened that year,

Leola Deering
Leola Deering

November 27, 2016

My favorite thing at Christmas is having all of my Family at home for Christmas nite to have supper and open gifts. The young cousins draw names. The adults have a Yankie swap with a price limit. The family has grown so we had to put a spending limit.

Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith

November 27, 2016

ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS IS…getting out all my holiday doll displays and toys.

Marsha
Marsha

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions has always been making cookies and a gingerbread house with my Son (an only child). This year that tradition will restart after his being away in the Marines for 6 years. Best part is we will be joined this year by his lovely wife and my two year old granddaughter. I am truly Blessed.

Linda
Linda

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is going to a son’s house on Christmas morning to watch my four grandkids open what ‘Santa’ brought them.

Winter
Winter

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions involves a tiny, red clad elf that belonged to my mum. As we’re unpacking the holiday decorations, whoever finds the tiny elf hides her. The person who finds her, hides her again. We play elf hide-and-seek throughout the holiday season. Always makes me happy to find mum’s little elf peaking out from a bookshelf or hanging from the chandelier. :) (for anyone interested in playing the game, here are the rules. Elf must be hidden in plain sight, never completely hidden. Elf needs to be hidden in common rooms of the house, no bedroom hiding. She can’t be hidden in the tree. When you find her, you tell everyone where she was found and have 12 hours to find a new hiding place. I hope you enjoy!)

Judy
Judy

November 27, 2016

One of my favourite Christmas traditions is baking with my granddaughter. Years ago my daughter, her daughter, and myself would get together and bake for Christmas. I love to make gifts for my grandchildren as I used to do for my children. Homemade gifts are the ones they remember the most.

Linda
Linda

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions Is reading the night before Christmas from our old family book.

Linda
Linda

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions Is reading the night before Christmas from our old family book.

Lauren
Lauren

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is doing puzzles with my family. We get out our big jigsaws and work together for hours. I love it!

Lee
Lee

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is baking Christmas cookies. No matter how busy things get, I just have to make sure to leave time for cookies. It’s getting a little easier now because my granddaughters are getting more interested in helping, so the day goes by in a hurry.

Bea Gallo-Ray
Bea Gallo-Ray

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is bringing out my mother’s Nativity scene along side the Christmas tree. It’s nice to feel she is part of our celebration.

Irene
Irene

November 27, 2016

My favorite holiday tradition is my creative ornament luncheon. Hand make your ornament and wrap it up for exchange with friends while enjoying lunch. I’ve been having it for over 40 years. Some guests now passed on but getting the new generations involved to keep it going! Happy Holidays to everyone!

Candyce Rude
Candyce Rude

November 27, 2016

One of our traditions is playing Christmas music while decorating our tree and having hot chocolate with Cinnamon rolls Christmas morning. The Santa outfit is darling!

Janine
Janine

November 27, 2016

My favorite Christmas tradition is having all of thf family over to open presents and eat a delicious meal

Connie
Connie

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is staying up until midnight Christmas Eve playing games and eating snacks with my family.

Teddie Nunley
Teddie Nunley

November 27, 2016

As a child, one Christmas was hectic. We had had to give up our beds as family came into town to be with us. As a ‘special’ treat, our mother asked us what do we want her to make for us for Christmas dinner. We asked for her spaghetti and meatballs. She did. Since then, it is a tradition that spaghetti and meatballs be made on Christmas Eve along with our one gift and Christmas pj’s, this is a family tradition that everyone participates in no matter where we are.

Hanna Quantz
Hanna Quantz

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is decorating the Christmas tree. It usually takes my family a few days to put up the tree and decorate it. We love hanging the ornaments and remembering why we got them and who they were for. And we play Christmas music all day, it’s a fun time at our house.

Rachel Koppleberger
Rachel Koppleberger

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite hChristmas traditions is giving gifts. I love seeing the happy, excited, surprised look on the faces as they open the gifts.

Growing up, another tradition I loved was our family watching the Christmas classic show on TV -Frosty, Rudolph, the little drummer boy, etc.. I miss doing that.

Lori Morton
Lori Morton

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is… making cookies with the Daughter’s & Grangirlie!! (also ..always making new jamma’s for the Kiddo’s..and now a few Grankiddo’s too! )

Thank you for chance to win this Adorable outfit!! My grangirl would Love ..& so would her doll!! :)

varrs
varrs

November 27, 2016

my favorite holiday tradition is gathering in the strays (people with no one else to spend the day with.) Then a large meal and visiting with everyone and trying to make their day special too.

Wanda
Wanda

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas Traditions is……..the meal when everyone gathers…..the noise and giggles…makes me sit back and just listen…..grateful to have so many wonderful family members…..memories are better than any gift….

Wanda
Wanda

November 27, 2016

Love this sweet set…….perfect for my five granddaughters……..I love making dolly clothes…

Sue
Sue

November 27, 2016

Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve is my favorite tradition. The family gathers at one house as a family to eat and celebrate on Christmas Eve. As the children enter, Santa has already arrived and the joy on those faces is priceless. Gifts are opened, the table is full of food and the festivities continue until Midnight Mass.

nancy
nancy

November 27, 2016

is getting together with our children and grandchildren, spending the day enjoying their company. our oldest grandchild is 26 years old so we have been doing this for a long time.
thanks to you and yours for doing what you do for the girls in Africa.

Barbara
Barbara

November 27, 2016

One of my favorite holiday traditions when my husband was alive was to drive around the night before Christmas Eve delivering home made cookies and candies to leave at neighbors doorsteps, then view all the magical Christmas lights.

Ashley A
Ashley A

November 27, 2016

ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS IS… when my Dad and I drive around my town looking at all the lights on people’s houses. We stop at 7-Eleven and get coffees or hot chocolate and then just drive where the twinkling lights lead us. We have our favorite houses, and it’s fun to see how the owners decorate year after year—driving by those houses is like visiting old friends. :)

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is the Christmas Stocking. I still make one for my adult daughter every year, and she makes one for me. It’s a great place to put little gifts that one picks up here and there: lip gloss, nail polish, pretty emery boards, etc.

Laura
Laura

November 26, 2016

ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS IS dressing up my dolls and stuffed animals for Christmas.

Donna
Donna

November 26, 2016

This is so cute. I want to make matching for my granddaughters. Thanks.

Judy Harris
Judy Harris

November 26, 2016

We all love to Christmas shop and decorate for the Christmas Season, but when I was little my mother told us we all had to make each other something with our own hands to give to each other. I had 3 brothers and 2 sisters. We had to make a lot of gifts. That is when I learned to sew. We still get together for Christmas dinner and open our handmade presents around the Christmas Tree. Our parents aren’t with us now, but we feel their presence and share this gift that our mother gave us and our children and grandchildren love this time together and giving too. Merry Christmas everyone at Pixie Faire and all of you creative friends.

Judy Harris
Judy Harris

November 26, 2016

We all love to Christmas shop and decorate for the Christmas Season, but when I was little my mother told us we all had to make each other something with our own hands to give to each other. I had 3 brothers and 2 sisters. We had to make a lot of gifts. That is when I learned to sew. We still get together for Christmas dinner and open our handmade presents around the Christmas Tree. Our parents aren’t with us now, but we feel their presence and share this gift that our mother gave us and our children and grandchildren love this time together and giving too. Merry Christmas everyone at Pixie Faire and all of you creative friends.

Melissa S
Melissa S

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making treats and things to give away with my daughter. She’s 7 now and every year at is able to do more and more. We make marshmallows and cookies and candy to hand out and spending that time with her priceless!

Melissa S
Melissa S

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making treats and things to give away with my daughter. She’s 7 now and every year at is able to do more and more. We make marshmallows and cookies and candy to hand out and spending that time with her priceless!

Margaret S.
Margaret S.

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to spend it with my Children, (12 of them plus their spouses and all the grandchildren) This year there will be 34 of us together. 3 days of playing games, eating a big turkey with all the trimmings, taking Family pictures, and lots of indoor and outdoor activities…and all that great Christmas music. Remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season.

Lesley T.
Lesley T.

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite traditions is picking out a special ornament every year for each of my kids and giving it to them when we decorate the tree. It is a kick off to our Christmas season.

Danielle
Danielle

November 26, 2016

My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree with handmade ornaments given to me by my Mom, my great aunt, my former mother-in-law, and my children. Each ornament brings back a lovely memory.

Anne Marie Fuller
Anne Marie Fuller

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is when my husband disappears on an errand :-) and Santa arrives to give my 90 year old grandmother a kiss, insists we sing carols, and makes our two children overjoyed with special gifts from the North Pole.

Laurel
Laurel

November 26, 2016

My favorite is singing,Christmas carols!

Patricia Anderson
Patricia Anderson

November 26, 2016

Favourite Christmas tradition was to learn to make each other gifts, we had very little extra money as children so stitching with Love was important, we had 5 girls. Mom always made sure we had a new dress, and a new toy, that usually she had made: so I did the same for my children, and now for my Grandchildren, and Grandnieces, and nephew- still stitched with Love.

Ruth
Ruth

November 26, 2016

It is a time that our entire family gets together. We eat our traditional foods and enjoy the blessings of the season.

Gina C
Gina C

November 26, 2016

Doing advent calendars with my kids

Noel
Noel

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions includes handmade presents. Pies, crafts, decorations and of course doll outfits! I love creating memories with our kids and now, our grandkids.

Janice
Janice

November 26, 2016

Instead of buying gifts, we have to make a gift to share with everyone including any guest that are invited. It is always fun to see how creative some of us can be. Our Mother started the tradition and now that she is gone, when passing out our gifts, we know that she is happy that we are continuing what she started.

Carolyn
Carolyn

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is driving around nearby neighborhoods looking at beautiful Christmas lights, on Christmas Eve, after attending Christmas Eve candlelight service at our church. One year we actually saw Santa Claus walking up the sidewalk to a house.

Karen
Karen

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making candies and cookies with family.

sheila
sheila

November 26, 2016

ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS IS stringing popcorn and cranberries for trimming the tree. Happy Holidays!

JO-ANN
JO-ANN

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is meeting up with my college friends.

Deb Tufts
Deb Tufts

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas tradition is receiving a new night gown and Christmas dress !!!!
I owned a Dress just like this one in the 60’s but with white pom poms !!!!
loved it Also bought 2 granddaughters one in the last 4 years !!!!!

KAREN
KAREN

November 26, 2016

having chili and oyster stew with my family on Christmas Eve.

Lynda W
Lynda W

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making special gifts for family and friends. I love the Christmas tree, the Christmas music and time spent with family.

Merilee
Merilee

November 26, 2016

We love taking our grandkids to see “the real” Santa at Alpenrose Dairy in Portland Oregon.

jane
jane

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite things at Christmas is watching “white Christmas” with the family on Christmas Eve and then going to Midnight Mass afterwards. The children fall asleep very quickly when we return!!

Paula
Paula

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is ti have my children and grandchildren all spend the night at my house the night before our celebration. We get up Christmas morning and do all the things we did when my kids were little.

Carol schmidt
Carol schmidt

November 26, 2016

My greatest tradition for Christmas is taking a ride on a horse drawn wagon out to a field and cutting down a Christmas tree with my son, daughter- in- law, and Granddaughter! We love Christmas!

Janice
Janice

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is the way we open our gifts. We do them one at a time beginning with the youngest. We keep going around from youngest to oldest until everyone has opened all their gifts. That way we can see what everyone is getting and their reaction.

Kathy
Kathy

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to bake Christmas cookies for Christmas Day dinner. We have been doing this since our grandson, Austin was 1 year old! The next year his twin sisters, Anna and Ashley, came along and the next year I had 3 helpers! We still do it, Austin is 9-1/2 and Anna and Ashley are 8. We package them up in Chinese takeout containers with a message from all of the kids. I’m no sure we will ever stop doing this!

Patrice Morant
Patrice Morant

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas time is making sorrel (a Caribbean Christmas drink)with family and now my 6yrs is learning how to make our favorite drink and also baking spice cake.

Cheryle Turner
Cheryle Turner

November 26, 2016

One of my many favourite Christmas traditions is spending time with my son and his family. There are now three grandchildren, and I’m making presents for the youngest this year. I’ve been a crafter since I was a child, and every year I’ve made something for a family member, from nightgowns for my Mom; dresses for my nieces, and now doll clothes for my granddaughter and a table runner for my daughter in law.

Cheryl
Cheryl

November 26, 2016

My favorite tradition is still in the making – first grandchild will be celebrating 2nd Christmas this year!

Christa
Christa

November 26, 2016

My favourite Christmas tradition is a real Christmas tree and I bought an ornament for each child.

BA
BA

November 26, 2016

Waking up Christmas morning with our grandchildren. Magical.

Eileen Jackson
Eileen Jackson

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is being together with the kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Also, making my Toffee and chocolate chip cookies.

Diana Williamson
Diana Williamson

November 26, 2016

My Favorite Christmas Tradition is Having My Children and Grandchildren come over and we all Put the tree up and all the trimmings on it We have lots of Fun

Barbara Secrest
Barbara Secrest

November 26, 2016

My daughter’s spending Christmas week out of town, leaving me with the house to myself and the freedom to sew at weird hours if I want!!

Joyce O.
Joyce O.

November 26, 2016

As a Grandmother, my favorite tradition is to have the whole family (my 3 children and my grandchildren) come for dinner and we decorate the tree. I just love watching my young grandchildren decorate the tree as they sort through all the many ornaments and pick out their favorites.

Joyce Hancock
Joyce Hancock

November 26, 2016

That is such a pretty christmas outfit!

Marilyn
Marilyn

November 26, 2016

Filling stockings and a red Santa bag with special little gifts in it.
Marilyn

Joan
Joan

November 26, 2016

My favorite Christmas tradition is buying a real tree and decorating it.
Joan

Sonja
Sonja

November 26, 2016

One of m favorite Christmas traditions is: when i was a little girl my mom made sure I got a new Christmas doll every Christmas. When my mom passed away I kept the tradition by making sure my daughter has a Christmas doll each year and now that she is older she has started giving me a Christmas doll. So now we give each other one. There is just as much excitement to me as when my mom gave me a Christmas doll so many years ago – what wonderful memories – past and present.

Marion
Marion

November 26, 2016

Family tradition- Reading the Night Before Christmas.
Marion

Leslie Loren
Leslie Loren

November 26, 2016

Decorating the tree and reminiscing about all the handmade ornaments and the friends and family who have made them.

Maria Merante
Maria Merante

November 26, 2016

…watching “A Christmas Story” with my daughter.

Bea
Bea

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is that to watch favorite Christmas movie with family.

Claire
Claire

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is going to church on Christmas Eve and celebrating the reason for the season.

Elaine DiSanto
Elaine DiSanto

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is wrapping all of the presents form Santa in his own signature wrapping paper. Years ago, we bought 3 industrial-sized rolls of foil paper, and have used it for his presents ever since – and my “kids” are 21, 23, and 25 now, and STILL look forward to knowing which presents under the tree are from Santa!! All three kids intend to do the same when they have kids of their own!!

Nancy Saller
Nancy Saller

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite traditions at Christmas time is the wonderful Swedish Smorgasbord we always have on Christmas Eve with family and friends.

Kay Briley
Kay Briley

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite traditions is making candy for my family and to giveaway. I have made homemade candy as long as I can remember and my girls love dipping it in the chocolate.. I have now started the tradition of making doll clothes for the granddaughters. I am trying to make something for them to keep each year.

Peggy
Peggy

November 26, 2016

“ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS IS…”Being with family and dear friends, I love that my family wants to craft and bake together, we have so much fun making ornaments and decorating cookies and than taking them to our older friends and singing Christmas carols for them.

Barbara
Barbara

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is getting together with my whole (large) family on Christmas Eve. We all have dinner and watch Christmas movies and eat tons of cookies :)

Kari
Kari

November 26, 2016

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is our Christmas morning breakfast with a breakfast casserole, my Moms Maple Twist, and raspberry cream cheese coffee cake!

Fran
Fran

November 26, 2016

Helping my granddaughters make a handmade Christmas ornament each year for their parents.

Toni Polkoski
Toni Polkoski

November 26, 2016

I would like to enter the contest. The outfit is darling!

Bev Feltt
Bev Feltt

November 26, 2016

Ever since my daughters were little, I always did something different that would extend their gift opening time (instead of them just ripping the paper off in 5 seconds…lol). They had to complete part of the game before each gift. We did “Guess the Christmas Carol,” puzzles, treasure hunt, etc. When they were teenagers, they made up a game for me consisting of all my favorite games, like Scrabble, Jumble, Crossword, etc. (Best Christmas ever!) Now, they do the same for their children!

Jana
Jana

November 26, 2016

One of our favorite traditions is ice skating Christmas Eve day before traveling to the relative’s house.

Michele Yendall
Michele Yendall

November 26, 2016

The outfits I make from Pixie Faire patterns keep me close to my granddaughters. We pick out the fabric and how it will look on their dolls – it has been so much fun….just as when I made clothes for my Madame Alexander doll as a youngster.

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