Saturday, January 2, 2016

Crafty Christmas

Happy New Year! Popping in briefly to share a bit of my holiday crafting. :) Our older kids got new thinline Bibles this year, and as they don't fit well in Bible covers, I made them some totes to protect them and carry them to church.  I made plenty of mistakes during the process but think I have a system down now.  They are fairly quick to sew, taking me under 2 hours from first cut to final stitch.  Someone more experienced could probably whip them out faster.  I most closely followed this tutorial, though I added a lined, divided pocket with a place for a pen or pencil, and used soft jute trim from Hobby Lobby for the straps.






Remember those Knifty Knitter round looms that were so popular a few years ago?  We picked a set up at a thrift store, and I tried one out during this past week's vacation. Having never knitted or crocheted anything before, I was pleased that one afternoon's work yielded a hat for my son--fun!  My oldest daughter is excited to try making one for her little sister.




Back soon with recipes for tomato soup and white pizza--my new favorite take on the grilled cheese & soup idea, and a huge hit at our house last night.

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