Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Last Minute Holland comes in under the wire

On Christmas Eve as I sat feverishly stitching two Twelve Days ornaments for dear loved ones, I once again reflected on my time management skills. I feel like I'm busy ALL the ever lovin' time. Perhaps I actually am? Probably not as busy as I think. Surely I can do a better job at this. Heck, I still don't even have my own personal set of any of my ornaments. I have a lot of MmmCrafts samples of course, but those I need to keep in my office for photos/promos. My two girls do not have their own sets either. I do manage most years to make a special one-off ornament for them, but not always. Not this year. Argh.

Next year is my year for sure. 

So this Partridge and French Hen were completed by 1 AM Christmas morning and checked off my list. They were received on Christmas afternoon with joy, and that is the best feeling!

It was nice to revisit these two patterns. If you are curious, yes, I follow my own pattern instructions. LOL. I have so many patterns now it's easy to forget the best way to put them together. It's essential to have a cheat sheet. 


  1. Gorgeous ornaments! I’m hearing you on the being busy front and Christmas seems to come around faster every year , which doesn’t help .

  2. Good for you! Christmas Eve sewing is almost a Tradition! BTW~I LOVE ALL your patterns. They're well-written, clear, easy to follow. And the ornaments produced are Perfection. <3 <3 <3

  3. Ehhhhh. Let your girls make their own. You, in the meantime, get to work cranking out more awesome patterns for your adoring fans! 😘

    (Says the woman who made three sets last year for her own girls) 🤭🤗

  4. I love them! We have 4 daughters and they all want Santa. I made 2 Santas and 1 Mrs. Claus for me. I could part with one Santa but I have issues giving him away!

  5. As always, your creations are stunning.
    Happy new year Larissa.
    Another fresh new year to take on all of the things.
    God Bless you and yours


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