Who all was with me last year when I could TAKE no more and went on a (blogging) hiatus? Anyone? Buehler...Buehler?
Well there's something I didn't show you that I really, really wanted to post about. But I didn't, because I felt like, I shouldn't be doing things just "for the blog." I wanted to start doing things for my family - just for my family - again. And I have been. And it's been really fun!
Anyway, now that I've been sufficiently de-toxed from the feeling of servitude to my blog (more accurately, let's be honest, now that ALL MY READERS HAVE ABANDONED ME FOR GOOD, except Uncle Bob - thanks Uncle Bob! Love ya! And Wendy and Molly too, so that makes 3 - and after this past weekend, a few more family members...), I may as well just spill it.
Last Christmas, I decided I wanted to really do something special for my family. On our budget, though. Which is usually, like, super-slim. Unlike me, ever since I canceled my gym membership. But as I was saying, I spent a whopping $0.00 on this. I went through my fabric stash and scraps, and used what I could find. I even dismantled a tote bag, cut it into strips and ruffled it. No joke! Not too shabby, right? (Although, if "time is money," then I probably could have paid off the house with how much time I spent doing this thing!)
I spent a week - every free moment I had, for a solid week - making our family a Christmas tree skirt. You could say I was kicking it old school, because I didn't have my ruffling foot back then...(it reminds me of the days before we had ELECTRICITY. Seriously, how did I ever tolerate ruffling everything by hand???)
Anyway, the tree skirt! I followed no tutorial, no pattern...I just did it. I rarely "just do it." I should do that more often because I love our tree skirt and I cannot wait to get it out again this year!
Immediately after finishing the skirt, in Scarlett O'Hara style, I vowed to never do a ruffle again. It was a very dramatic moment.
Months later, I bought a ruffling foot for my sewing machine, and my whole quality of life improved. ;)
Fast-forward to today!
|I want this one.|
|I want this one, too.|
There are SO MANY different color combos! Every time I finish a new one, I think, "awww...I want this one!"
|And this one!|
Lots of custom orders rolling in this weekend, the most blessed of all shopping weekends. Can you guess what I'll be doing tomorrow and Monday?
|Love that fruit! I want this one too!|
Linking up this week!