Well, I actually finished my shades. I waited until my new windows went in. I have only completed the living room set so far. I haven't been to the fabric store yet and don't have any on hand for my other rooms. While I wait, I have something new to try!!! I came across this great blog Skip to my Lou and she had a guest blogger put this great craft on there!! I am so excited. The girls are DYING to start making homemade Christmas gifts for everyone, but I would have to buy so many materials for some of these things, I was a bit hesitant. These items can be made with things from the Dollar Store!!! I also have to add that there is a Dollar Store blog that has tons of great Christmas crafts all made with things from the Dollar Store! Anyway, here are my next 2 crafts! Enjoy!!!
An always popular gift is a hat and scarf set. This is a darling idea from a wonderful blogger named, Disney. She has the most creative blog, Ruffles and Stuff. Her blog is filled with the most clever recycling and refashioning ideas! You will also want to visit Disney's Etsy shop where she has made beautiful jewelry and accessories from vintage and recycled materials (I so want that Debutante Necklace).
I think if you happened upon a sweater instead of a vest you would be able to also make matching mittens for the hat and scarf. It would also be fun to think of other animals, or a plain set would be great for older children!
My name is Disney, and I have a little craft blog called Ruffles and Stuff. I'm a (new)preacher's wife and stay at home mommy, so I love to spend my free time sewing, and trying to figure out easy ways to make all the cute things I can't afford.
How to make a hat and scarf from a sweater
5) Pin the ears to the right side of the beanie, facing downward. Lay the other piece of the beanie on top of it(right sides together), with ears sandwiched in between, and pin.
7) Take your scarf piece and fold it over, right sides together, and pin. Sew all the way down the side.
9) Pin the face shaped where you want them, and hand stitch them on.