We did see Santa. We went to an open house a neighbor was having through his office and we got in the kids' yearly photo. It is probably the worst photo I've taken Santa-wise (totally my fault) but I'm pretty sure the kids would mutiny if I suggested another visit to a local mall. So, this is it...
Then there is the "Picture of the Day" project. I'm DETERMINED that December will be the month that I actually take a picture every day. I've had a lot of fillers every month. December would be the only month I've taken an actual picture every. single. day. I'll post more about this project after I check it off my list, but it's much harder than I originally anticipated.
Now, I actually did accomplish one thing I've been dreaming of. I saw this scarf on the 'net and posted it to Pinterest. (Can I just say - I love Pinterest! Whereas I used to copy/paste ideas in a word document, this actually lets me "pin" a picture, then has a direct link back to it saving a lot of hassle on my part when I want to accomplish a project!)
I digress...this is the scarf:
She actually made her scarf (one of those big loop things) from her friend's old flannel pants! Gah! After rummaged through our pile of flannel pants and finding nothing I liked, I went to Joann's and bought a yard of flannel I did like. $4.56
Then I headed to my mom's to help her with a project. Then I interrupted her project to insert my own because while there was a tutorial regarding this scarf, I wasn't sure I understood it. My mom can sew anything and read/interpret and often times rewrite a pattern better so the Average Josephine can actually follow along.
Then she just sewed it for me while I watched. (Which I informed my dad was my secret plan all along...love you, mom!)
It resulted in this:
I love it and it dressed up this super cheap, plain t-shirt just enough. Next time I think I'd make it a little wider and shorter. I also wouldn't iron the seams because it removed some fluff. But, for a first effort I love it and plan to make a few more.
I would love to accomplish another project - Christmas related - before Christmas actually arrives. Next week begins my vacation and I plan to get it done!