Handmade stuffed fabric Christmas ornaments.
When I asked my daughter what she wanted to decorate the tree with she said “les étoiles roses”. Not finding any pink stars in the stores and not wanting to disappoint, I decided to make some of my own.
I always get a little crafty at holiday time so this project quickly escalated into others. My girl just started to draw things that actually look like things, so I decided to make keep sakes of this developmental milestone. I had her draw on fabric with special fabric markers and then turned them into puffy ornaments as well.
In France they don’t always have the same holiday traditions as in the States. For example instead of the tooth fairy money is left for a new tooth by “la petite souris” (a little mouse) and Easter eggs are distributed by giant flying bells rather than a bunny. And at Christmas they don’t do stockings (le Père Nöel just leaves presents by the tree).
I really wanted my daughter to partake in this tradition so I made her a very girly quilted stocking which I embellished with some extra stars. I explained to her that it was a tradition in the United States where Mommy grew up and that Santa would know to leave her some extra little gifts in her stocking on Christmas morning.