Thursday, November 20, 2008

Decorate the dog!

As I drank my morning coffee, and surveyed my house imagining how I will decorate for the holidays, I couldn't help but notice how plain, and well, downright pathetic my dog looked in her collar that I made last year. It was well loved, and washed many times...but it was time for a replacement. What a perfect opportunity to decorate the dog! So I got right to work. here's Lacey in her new Christmas collar, made using the "CRAZY FOR COLLARS" book at YCMT. I recycled the hardware from the exising collar, and the fabric is a strip cut from the fabic I bought to make Chloe a corset top. So for me, the collar was free. If I made it from scratch it would cost around $2.00

Boy gifts

So here are a couple of fleece blankets I made for the boys. They LOVE them! They could of course be made to match anyones interests. I haven't done a binding on the XBOX one yet, and the binding on the skull one is just a regular satin binding.

MY first Blog post EVER!

So, today is the day it starts. The YCMT challenge, the Christmas gift craziness, blogging, all of it! My hope is that I can make this blog something that fellow sewers/crafters will enjoy following, and that we will all come through the holidays having given very special gifts to the ones we love without breaking the bank:) I will post my gift giving list along with ages and such of the recipents so that maybe I can help spark some ideas, or even better, you can share some ideas with me if you are so inclined:)
VERY IMPORTANT!!!! If you have stumbled upon this blog, and happen to be ON my gift list, then for Heaven sake stop reading this blog! You don't want to ruin any surprises do you? OK, back to our featured blogging:)