Each year for Christmas, I make something for the kids. I've done blankets, cereal bowls, hair bows, decor for their rooms...
This year, something possessed me to make slippers AND stuffed animals.
Let me pause here to say that I don't own a sewing machine... or even know how to use one.
You can imagine what my hands look like right now. And even worse, what they feel like...
For the slippers, I bought 9 sheets of felt, one sheet of foam (for added sole support), and three decorative patches. Total cost: $6.50
The stuffed animals are repurposed pillowcases, buttons that I already had, and felt leftover from the slippers. Total cost: nothing
I've finished 2 out of 3 pairs of slippers and 1 of 3 stuffed animals.
It's taking me roughly 2 days for each at this point, now that I've gotten into a rhythm.
So, you won't see tons of paper projects from me right now. And I know they are rather wonky, but that's okay... because my kids are going to love these on Christmas morning!
Leaving you with a few pics. The slippers really aren't that off... I think one was curled up when I photographed it, but they are the same size. Promise!
- Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
- I am Heather, a stay-at-home mom of 3 kids, ages 9 1/2, 7, and 3. I have been scrapbooking for about 9 years but I'm happy to say that my style has evolved quite a bit since the beginning. Most of my layouts are about the kids or our family, but I also treasure my scrapped recipes... it makes cooking WAY more fun! You can follow my blog by clicking "Follow" in the top left corner. Please leave me a comment letting me know that you stopped by so that I can return the favor. I can be contacted at hokieez AT yahoo DOT com .
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