Moving all my craft supplies under my table for the Halloween decorations made me aware of how nice it would be if I weren't a disorganized hoarder. Especially with the holidays coming up, because we've already got capacity issues. My mom came over several weeks ago and asked if she could just shop for the boys in their room. The boys would probably be tickled; the toy has already been proven a winner (for at least thirty seconds).
Apparently, Son Two's favorite style is "Cluttered Mattel."
So I'm in the middle of clearing out the old toys before they are rediscovered and the boys file a claw back. As I was looking through my storage (because they comeby it honestly), I ran across several yards of fleece left from my no-sew blanket phase. The blankets are so useful, soft and strong, and babies love to play with the fringe. But if you get yards and yards because of general excitement, without an intended recipient, they end up in an old suitcase for a little while.
But now there are small people on my list again! So I'm returning to an old favorite craft, and I discovered some neat twists on it since I last picked it up.
Here's my standby, a sweet blanket that provides a snuggly napping spot on the go. The craft is forgiving, even if you're not too handy with the scissors. From Sewlicious Home Decor:
And while I'm paring down, I figured I might as well address the pizza in the room. Pizza is my favorite comfort food, and as a result, I've been getting one each week for awhile. I was inspired by Balanced Babe to try a different vehicle for melted mozzarella.
And at this point, it was looking promising! But then, after resting and cutting, I ended up with pizza porridge.
Which was edible, and my husband agreed was pretty good, but it wasn't pizza. So tonight, we had Jet's pizza, and the search continues.
My Christmas wood burning projects have been so much fun. It's like doodling Christmas cards with the smell of a fireplace -like a scented marker that smells like yule log.
I've finished our couples tree ornament this year, from a sled I found at SmArt.
My husband didn't get the reference (get it - sled? Like we're riding together?). It's a little like our love - vaguely humorous and has to be explained.
I finished some spoons for SmArt's boutique that would look great tied around a hot cocoa mug.
And I designed some spoons for a dragonfly fan's present, to be tied around some fancy cooking supplies for Christmas.
We're traveling for Thanksgiving, but my sister has already sent word that we're attempting some kids' handprint ornaments this weekend. So much better than Black Friday! I know there are some good deals out there, but making something together will be closer to that Hallmark-card, communal experience that everyone purports to be looking for. Be the change! Tie some blankets together, together!