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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Birdies, Roses, and Ribbons

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I had intended to post this Sunday, but time sort of got away from me.  There was a lot to do that day. 

Sunday was the day of the choir’s annual Christmas Cantata.  I had to be up about an hour earlier to prepare for it as well as all the other things I had to do for the holidays.

Full skirt made from cardinal and holly print fabric and trimmed with bias tape and lace.  Perfect for Christmas.
I wanted to have a special new skirt to wear for the cantata, so I whipped this one out of some fabric I found at Bookman’s for 50 cents.  Great deal. 

It has cardinals and holly all over it.  I trimmed it with matching red bias tape and cream colored eyelet lace.

Easy pin made from wire stem roses and a safety pin.
As an added touch, I decided to whip up a lovely pin to match.  This one was super quick and easy to make. 

I just got four wire stem rose buds and wrapped the stems around a large safety pin.  Yes, that is a safety pin they are attached to, the leaves hide this fact.  To finish I just had to glue some faux pearls to the center of each bud. 

It was just the right thing to complete my outfit.  I’m thinking of making more in other colors.

Hair bows for Christmas made from fun ribbon and elastic hair ties.
The skirt fabric wasn’t the only good thing I found at Bookman’s.  I also found some cute holiday print ribbon.  It has the word “JOY'” printed on it.  I got 2 spools for 50 cents each.  I should mention that I used trade credit for the ribbon and fabric so they were essentially free for me. 

Anyway,  I bought the ribbon mostly to wrap presents in, but I thought it would be fun to use it to make a few small gifts too.  So I whipped up a few hair bows.  Perfect to delight a few little girls I know. 

I also whipped up a cute wristband for a certain little fellow I know.  I’m sure they will love them.

Here’s the updated list:

    Five down, Six more to go.  The next two will be up tomorrow.

     

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