Before I forget, I wanted to show you a few of the projects I kept as a surprise for Christmas. Remember I was trying to keep expenses to a minimum and still have something special for everyone. I made 5 pillows with this fabric. It was a shower curtain that I found at a resale shop. I loved the bright print, the trees especially. Scattered among them are the occasional owl and squirrel. A quick wash and a little oxy clean on a water spot and the fabric was perfect. I was able to make all the pillows with $4 purchase...the catch was the pillow forms. I managed to buy them one at a time with my 40% off coupon at Hob Hob. Do you love the electronic coupons? Me too! Now another catch. Kris and Doug couldn't take their pillows home on the plane, so God willing, we will have to deliver them!
This will hang over Penny's crib. By the way, she just loved our real bird Blue. Kris is teaching Penny signs, and the one for bird is putting your thumb and index finger together like a birds beak.
Then the pillowcases. I made 8 of this fabric. (20 all together) It's hard to find a fabric that the guys will like too. This music print I bought at Ikea right after Thanksgiving and perfect since all my kids are into music. Kris, Jon and Mike each got a set and one to each of my nephews.I even managed to make a pillow for myself with the tea stained fabric. There are other things I didn't photograph, but things I've shown before...sweetheart mitten for my sweetheart, and a matching scarf...
a cozy throw for him too. Crocheted facecloths, a few more pillows...some still to be gifted!
The last secret I want to reveal is that my hubby and I are BIG BANG THEORY fans. (CBS on Thursday at 7:00 central) We are late to the party as usual and just started watching this show last year with reruns on TBS.(We have watched every episode to date thanks to the local library!) This show makes us laugh, and I mean LAUGH. It's smart and funny with some of the most interesting and silly characters you'll find on TV. Our kids got us some of the DVDs for Christmas. So cool! Sheldon is my favorite character, with Amy Farrah Fowler a close second. Plus, there is a Penny on the show! Knock knock, Penny, knock knock, Penny, knock knock, Penny! If you haven't seen it, check it out.
On to two days of relaxation...I so need it. I bet you dear friends need some R&R too! Take care, and thanks for stopping by. See you next year!