I feel as if I start all my posts off by apologizing for my lack of posting, but I figure you all understand that when one has little kids, finding a moment to go to the bathroom in peace is difficult, let alone posting several times a week. Don't get me wrong, I have been busy getting things done around here. I have some exciting posts coming up!
We are in full Christmas gift making mode here at my house... and when I say we, I mean me. I get to have a 6 week old baby come stay at my house in December during the day while her mom and dad are at work, so I want to have as many things done before then as my time will be limited as soon as she gets here. My list is made for all the gifts I am making. I am doing a completely homemade Christmas again this year! Oh how I love doing that.... until the week before Christmas when I am staying up into the wee hours of the night rushing to get things done. This year is going to be much different! I have to make a list of all the things I am making and stick to it, otherwise I get too excited about things I see and want to add new things to my list and then forget what I was going to do in the first place! However, this year I am keeping myself as organized as I can and making one gift per person.
As it gets cold here in the Northwest, my daughter needed a new hat. I have been wanting to make her a hat for some time now, I just didn't know what kind. I have been loving the newsboy hats lately and wanted to make some for myself (which I did, but that's another post). So I went through my scraps and made this little beauty for her. And now because it turned out so well, I am making some for my nieces!
I used some old cream fleece that I had and lined the inside with the same fabric as the flower.
I tried to do a tutorial, but I can't seem to get the right verbiage. So here are a few links that helped me figure out how to make this.
Now here is a slight confession: I have been toying with the idea of selling some of the things that I make. It seems like it's the new popular thing to do, which has held me back as I don't want to do what everyone else is doing. However, I do love seeing my creations on others and in other people's homes. It makes me so happy. So, I'm still in the planning stage of deciding to sell things, but I wanted to give you a heads up if I seem a little stressed.
As Christmas is coming close, I am going to do a little "Christmas Gift Idea" series made up of inexpensive Etsy gifts that would be great for all ages! So if you have a shop or know of some great shops and would like it to be featured on here, shoot me an email with the link to the shop at firstname.lastname@example.org! Also, if you want to do a giveaway as well, I would be more than happy to post it on here too! I love helping out small businesses! My mother-in-law asked for a list of ideas for gifts for me and most of them were Etsy shops! So please let me know!