|Themes of these Christmas sweater ornaments from Michaels are: wreath, noel, reindeer, wrapped package, joy, and two tan bells.|
For a couple of years, I have wanted to get my hands on the Christmas sweater ornaments sold at Michaels. After reading Ms. Leo's Christmas Sweaters post, I asked my daughter to check the store near her the next time she was in the vicinity. It only took a few days for that to happen (the woman is a shopaholic).
At Michaels, she asked me to FaceTime (FT) her so she could show me what they had. I really wanted at least two with fur collars, but none were available. The FT video reception was poor, so I asked her to choose five different ones for me. "Five is an odd number," she said. "Well buy six then, and make sure at least one is blue," I instructed.
At the Michaels where Ms. Leo shopped, the sweater ornaments were 40% off [the regular price of $5.99]. Here they were 50% off. My daughter paid $2.99 for each.
The real miniature wire hangers are stitched to the neck of these excellent quality sweaters. Just a snip with scissors allowed easy removal.
Since she wears "red bottom" shoes, I chose I.T.B.E. Luscious to model one, as shown above. This is when I discovered the perfect arm length but wide waist and hemline. In the above photo the knit fabric is pulled together in the back to minimize the waist.
|In this sweater, with the front pulled forward, Luscious looks well into a third trimester of pregnancy.|
After removing her wrap, I rediscovered Georgette Taylor's handwritten inscription to me on Dasia's back, which reads:
(Taylor co-founded the Big Beautiful Doll Company and is reintroducing the dolls under different names through her newly formed, I Am Beautiful Doll Company.)
I was also delighted that the sweater fits Dasia well (the sleeves are a little short, but we won't tell her). Like Luscious (a.k.a. Anika or Boo-Boo Kitty), Dasia is wearing the sweater over her dress.
|Modeling Christmas sweater ornaments from various sources: (in back, L-R) Nikki's sweater is from Christopherandbanks.com. Dasia and Anika's sweaters are from a local Michaels store, and (seated) Goddess Emerald's sweater is from Jafgifts.com.|
Acting as mother to the other Christmas sweater wearers, Dasia and her daughters took a lovely family portrait before joining the other attendees of the Christmas sweater party.