December 29, 2014

Christmas in my House

I haven't really felt the need for a Christmas update because Christmas isn't over in my house yet. I will be back at school before it's officially over, but all the same I wanted to write about it.

My parents decided that they wanted to celebrate all 12 days of Christmas with myself and my sister. Yes, there are really 12 days of Christmas, just like the Christmas carol says. My family celebrates from Christmas day until Epiphany. (Epiphany is the 12th day of Christmas, representing when the Wise Men visited Jesus.)  We do this by opening gifts from Santa, stockings and big gifts, on Christmas day and getting one or more a day until we run out or get to Epiphany. I can't remember the last time my family made it all the way to Epiphany with gifts left to open though. Haha!

December 26, 2014

DIY Friday: Circle Scarf

Hey guys! With it getting a little cooler here and Georgia, I figured it was time to break out the scarves. This particular scarf I made as a gift for my cousin who lives in Chicago right now. It's pretty simple, even if you don't have a machine! You could hand sew this, but it would take much longer. With a machine, it will only take you about an hour!

 First, start with 5/8 of a yard of any fabric. For this scarf, I used 60" long fabric. I also made one with 45" fabric and I couldn't warp it around my neck twice. I suggest warm fabric like this heavy knit or fleece or the winter. Fold in half long ways (hotdog style) and pin. Make sure the wrong side (the side you don't want to show) is on the outside right now.

December 22, 2014

What Your Signature Piece Says About You

So I'm finally back and catching up on blogs. I'm gonna get started on on of my New Year's Resolutions early: consistently blog 3 days a week all of 2015, if not more. I've let this blog slip by the wayside again, not that I haven't had reason to, but I use that as an excuse to not get back into it. No more! No more excuses. I could do it before, and I will do it again. I just have to time manage better. It's one of my weaknesses. I have a plan though! But as the year is ending and you're thinking about what style resolutions you have, I leave you with this piece. Just by the way, digging through old pictures was fun, including the derp-y ones.