Keeping Warm

It was a busy weekend trying to finish more items on the Fall Fun Activity List.

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It was a beautiful warm day out so we finally got the chance to read outside and enjoy the fresh air. Since I also made Rice Krispie treats we had a delicious snack to go with our outside time.

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Another item off the list, I finished the DIY Fleece Blanket. I love making these knotted fleece blankets. It has been a few years since I have made one so I was excited to put it on my fall fun list. If you have never made one they are a great gift that are easy and quick to make.

DIY Fleece Blanket

Materials Needed:

  • scissors
  • two pieces of fleece material, I usually choose one pattern and one complimentary solid colour, the dimensions vary depending on the size of blanket you want just make sure both pieces are the same (wash material first before making blanket)

First layout both pieces of material flat, one on top of the other, and cut material ends so all edges are even. Then cut out a square in each corner of the blanket, I usually use the length of my scissor blades to measure. Be sure you are cutting both pieces of material.

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Next cut strips along each edge the same length of the corner cut out and about 1/2 to 1 inch in width.

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Then take the top and bottom piece of each strip and tie them together in a double knot. I like to tie the corner pieces first just to hold everything in place.

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Continue to tie all strips together along the edges, be sure they are matched up properly so you are not skipping over a single strip.

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Once all the strips are tied you are finished!

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Down The Buttonhole

My sewing adventures have begun. I have attempted my first project and emerged successful. The big hurdle of my project was that I needed to learn how to make a buttonhole. I’m not going to lie, it was hard. My first three attempts failed which was incredibly frustrating. I wanted to quit but decided to keep going and I persevered.

My fourth attempt actually looked like a buttonhole and the fifth and sixth started to look pretty good. After I got the hang of it I just wanted to keep making buttonholes, it was fun.

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After I figured out how to make a buttonhole I had the rest of my project ahead of me. A drawstring bag was what I was making and it came out great for my first try. The pattern was quick and easy. I finished the bag in no time. I cannot wait to get more material and make some more. My sewing adventure has begun and I’m looking forward to every step of the journey.

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