Thursday, December 9, 2010

Why I Am Being Such A Slacker

I've been slacking on my posts lately. My cooking and baking has been severely limited by the other, more important things I have going on. Like crafting everyone I know a homemade Christmas gift.

Next year, when I decide to do this, I start in June.

Not that I'm behind really. No, I'm right on schedule. I just have no free time at all to work in the kitchen. I won't even tell you what our meals have been like.

Ok, they have been pretty pathetic.

I thought today I would show you what I have been up to and in a couple days when I have it all done, I'll show you all the finished things again.

So, here is a small sampling of what I have been doing instead of cooking or baking and sharing it with you:

Some simple hair clippies. I have 4 girls, so there is a lot of hair that needs held back. I made these first ones pretty simple, but some of the ones I'm doing now have more embellishment.

Tutus. These have been SO MUCH FUN to make. I have had a couple of people ask me to make them for their little ones for playtime, so maybe after the holidays I can get started on that. But for now, I'm making some of these for my girls to play in. Honestly, I had my middle kid in mind when I started to make these, but I think all of the girls are going to like them. I'm making sure I make enough of them so they don't fight over the "good" ones.

Simple half aprons. We are getting our littlest two a play kitchen for their big Christmas gift, so I have made a bunch of these little half apron for them. I also have some pot holders ready to stitch and I bought a pack of cheap dishtowels for them to use as kitchen towels. These aprons started out having a full top that had a loop over the head, but I made one to test the size on them and quickly learned that the neck loop wasn't a good idea for them. Choking Hazard fit the aprons perfectly at that point, so I altered my design to look like this. I'm very happy with them.

In addition to these simple items, we are making (and are about 1/2 done) with a play mat for the twins to drive their cars on. It's a barn theme and is shaping up to be really cute. I also am making something VERY COOL for my mom, but I'm obviously going to have to wait to post pictures of it until after Christmas.

So, I'm interested to know, are you crafting anything for Christmas? Give me the details!


Guy said...

Granpa rendered a bunch of lard today, does that count?

Charley said...

Did you do it in a crockpot? I've heard that it's easier to do in there.

Danyel Wolf said..., are you going to do any How To's on the tutu's? Because I think that those would be a fabulous Christmas gift for all of these little nieces I have running around, and of course my li'l Shelby too :):)

Charley said...

Danyel~ I don't think I'm going to do any how-to's, but I'm more than happy to tell you how to do them. They are super easy :)

Danyel Wolf said...

Awesome! Thanks! I would LOVE to know how to make em. I think the girls will LOVE THEM!