My first project came about because the kids had holes in the knees of their jeans. (All the left kneed too...not sure what that's about?) Morgan had just about grown out of hers' and would probably be getting more for Christmas, so I wanted to make the jeans at least last until then. I found a butterfly and heart template to use as patches to make them fun. What's funny is Morgan did end up getting new jeans, but she still doesn't want to get rid of these because she loves the patches! LOL!
Blake had several usable pair of jeans, so I only patched one pair of his. I just used a coaster that was sitting at my mom's sewing machine for the template of this patch. Like Morgan, he is still wearing these too despite having new jeans.
Morgan has a shirt that she designed online and then was made for her. (It's called Fashion Playtes, if you want to check it out!) Unfortunately the lace had pretty much come off the bottom after being worn a couple years, so while I was mending, I also fixed up her shirt.
Every year, sometimes a couple times a year, I sew our bedspread back together to keep it from getting in too rough of shape. One year we'll just get a new one, but I'm all about making it last as long as possible and saving the money. (I'm really on a kick right now to save for a 'new' house!)
I had seen this advent to go along with The Jesus Storybook Bible last year, but never got a chance to make it. I decided I was going to go for it this year! The kids and I loved it!
The "ornaments" are pictures on magnets that go along for the story for the day.
The ornament pictures then go on a tree. I made a tree out of scrapbook paper and just used poster tack to put it on the refrigerator. This tree is different that the original directions, but if you'd like to see how to make it all, check it out at Joyfully Weary.
The last project I worked on came about because Morgan really wanted this canopy from Magic Cabin. At the time it was $100! There was no way I was paying that for a piece of purple mesh! LOL! (It's come down to about $80 now.)
So, that was part of what kept me busy leading up to Christmas. I hope to share about our Christmas soon...since it's almost been a month already! Time flies way too fast!