Monkey 3, aged 12, loves to cook, too, and had been asking for a full apron for months. Poor kid. I just now got around to making this sugar skull apron for her. She loves it!
I love french knots.
After the apron, I made Monkey 2 a kitty pillow, inspired by this adorable one. She now sleeps with it every night, also curled up next to our real kitty, Pippi.
I ran out of time to make Monkey 1 a messenger bag, so she received these handmade soap tarts from LolliLucious. (The messenger bag will come along shortly.)
They were so beautifully wrapped, and my daughter loves them. She was a wee bit disappointed when she first opened the box, as she thought they were real sweets! The raspberry truffle is her favorite, and I think the blueberry tart smells amazing.
For most of Christmas Day, we had a peaceful, blessed time together. Unfortunately, our littlest one, Owen, awoke from his afternoon nap on Christmas Day with a 104-degree fever. . . very miserable. He's mostly recovered now, with the exception of a slightly runny nose. I think he had a bout of roseola -- no big deal. I'm thankful it wasn't something worse, or something the other kids "shared."
I hope your Christmas was a beautiful, blessed one as well!