I decided early in the year to make as many Christmas presents as I could. There are many reasons for this decision.
1. We are broke….often. 😉
2. I am still unable to drive, so shopping around for good deals isn’t really an option for me. I have gotten a few things online but I have a hard time finding the right thing online…I’m a weirdo.
3. I am pretty crafty. I am stuck at home pretty much every day (all the freaking time…ugh. I never would have thought that going to Target for an hour would be the highlight of my week) so it gives me something else to do besides cleaning house, cooking, washing dishes, laundry, and trying to teach my children not to be…
insufferable a holes …um..I mean…unkind, when they get older.
4. People seem to sincerely enjoy the things that I create. This in turn makes me feel good.
I am a baker. I create pretty yummy things that are *mostly* nice to look at. 😉 I also crochet, draw, paint and sew. So I will post things along these tracks in the future. For today, I would like to post a scarf that I made for my daughter’s teacher for Christmas. I decided to make a ruffle scarf for her. I have seen her in the past wear some of these and I hadn’t ever made one. (This is something that I do…make impulsive decisions to attempt to undertake projects of which I have never tried before….AND ALWAYS under a time limit.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? I mean, um, I am an adventurous crafter. Yup. That’s what I meant.
I guess I work better under pressure. Who knows? All I know is that if I put a time limit on myself and tell people that I am going to make it, I will actually make it. If I don’t do this, my intentions go out the window. That’s me. Great intentions, poor execution (unless I am on a time limit or someone is paying me for it (i.e. cake orders or cookie orders). SO, if there is ever anything you gorgeous people would like to see me attempt or completely crash and burn at, give me a holler. 🙂
After deciding to make this scarf, I went to JoAnn’s craft store with my blogger friend and purchased the ruffle yarn. THEN I decided to research how to make it. Cause I am smart that way. #notsomuch. The problem with this plan is that I haven’t really learned how to read patterns yet. I try, but I always screw them up and have to start over. (I have a hat that I have tried to make 9 times. NOT exaggerating. I have had to undo the stupid hat 9 FREAKING TIMES. BUT I will not give up. I will make that stupid friggen hat if it kills me.
My friend and I went to JoAnn’s again two days after Thanksgiving to take advantage of the awesome sales. Holy crap the lines were intense! BUT, we ended up with savings of about 50% each, which is kind of worth waiting in line for three hours to get fabric cut…(Still love ya, T). While standing in line for the fabric, we met a nice lady. She also had the ruffle yarn and on impulse I asked her if she knew how to make the scarves. She proceeded to explain it to me and how easy it was. I’M A FREAKING LUCKY GIRL. I got home and promptly started on it. And FINISHED it a few days later. I have gotten lots of compliments on it and a few requests. 🙂 If you would like me to explain how to do it, I can. Just let me know. For now, I will just post pics of it. 😉
I hope that everyone has a great day!