Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cuddly Fleece Blanket

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Well, 2012 is almost at its end. Figured I’d squeeze in one last post before 2013 begins!

I wanted to make this fleece blanket for our niece- but I wanted to do something different, not the no-sew tied version- and I wanted to customize it with her initial. I was hoping to give it to her when we visited for Thanksgiving, but it wasn’t done yet, and even though I brought it along on the trip it still didn’t get finished. And then Christmas was here and it still wasn’t quite done. I suppose New Years was the kick I needed to finish it for good.  Can’t have this unfinished project hanging over my head. (We’ll just pretend this is the only half-finished project on my roster right now even though my bar is covered in seed beads and hot glue).

Hey, she’s only 2…she won’t mind getting a random present not on Christmas, right? Right.

Things you will need:

Fleece (I bought 2 yards. I think. It was awhile ago, obviously.)

Fat quarter of some cute coordinating print to use for the initial

Embroidery needle

Embroidery thread in coordinating color

Scissors

Blanket stitch.

Blanket stitch.

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Magnetic Makeup Board with a Twist!

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The magnetic makeup boards were a hit, but I got to thinking….

I really wanted to make a jewelry organizer for myself. How could I combine something for makeup AND jewelry?

Don’t worry, I still have plans to make a super cool jewelry holder for my office (coming up next!) but I figured that this would be a great combination for my sister, since she gets ready for work and stuff in her room.

I got some brass “cup hooks” at the hardware store ($4 for 100 of them):

Screw the hook into place.

Screw the hook into place.

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