December 10, 2012
With a brand new baby and an almost 3 year old I wanted to make something just for her. Something pretty and nice and also practical. I made this infinity scarf. This tutorial was great. I sat down to work with a few different ones and none of them made any sense, even though this is a super duper easy project. I was so thrilled when I stumbled upon this tutorial because she spoke my language and made it very easy for me to complete the scarf.
It’s a really awesome jersey fabric so it is very soft and comfortable. I love the print of the fabric(thanks, Joann’s!) as well. It’s girly and fun and can multi task as a super fabulous baby spit up cover upper.
They’re all young and hip and cool. What do you handmake for 20somethings that isn’t completely lame?
Jim’s family has a super fun tradition on his mom’s side of the family where names are drawn and you get one person to make, regift, or buy something for less than $10. I got Jenny this year and I knew right away what I was going to make!!
This thing is amazing. It was so easy to make. The tutorial was perfect and it came out perfect. Best part. It hardly uses any fabric and it is reversible. AND IT WARMS YOUR TOES. So awesome.
Apparently, this is *the* gift this year. I searched Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Walmart, Michael’s, Joann’s, and Hobby Lobby for cheap cream colored dishes. Every place I went was completely picked over. I initially looked for porcelain pens as well and nooobody in Joplin carries them. So sharpies it was(which why I decided to nix plates/bowls and just do mugs. I love my parents. I don’t want to kill them with my christmas gifts).
To keep myself from feeling completely guilty that I didn’t DIY anything for A this year, let me take this opportunity to showcase(and be completely braggadocious about myself) the stocking I made for her.
It seriously took me like, 5 years to sew this thing. I’d work on it and then stop for 6 months…and then pick it back up. And then quit… I finally finished it when I was pregnant and knew what name needed to go at the top. Originally, it was going to be Jim’s stocking.
Although, neither of us have a stocking. And we don’t have a fireplace. So, I’m really not *that* sorry.And with that, I am officially done with my Christmas shopping! Hooray! This has probably been the most prepared/far ahead/unrushed/thought out gifting I’ve done in my life. *Pats self on back*
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