Monthly Sewing and more!

February brings new sewing projects and more!  But first, the projects!

Technically, I started this apron a couple months ago.  It was a birthday gift for a friend.  Her apron is made of the same fabric as one I made for her daughter last year.  So now they match.  Cutesy.

Next up is a set of crayon rolls a friend asked me to make for Valentine’s Day.  Her son was none too pleased about the girly Valentine fabric, so I made his different from the rest as a surprise.

It’s very manly with an elastic and race car button closure instead of the velcro.

Not exactly full of crayons, but they were MIA for some reason?

This last sewing project was one I started in December.  I needed to make two of these, and finally finished the second at the start of this month.  This is a chalk mat made of chalk fabric.  There is a little pocket for chalk and it rolls up to take on the go.

And last, but not least, I spent January learning something new!  A dear friend of mine spent one evening a week with me in January teaching me to knit!  My youngest was asking me about it one day and stuttered over the words.  Out came “knittering” and it has stuck ever since.  So a new category was born with this finished project…

A gorgeous, warm, VERY long scarf I made for myself.  I was so happy to have a finished project!

I also made my son a camo scarf.  He requested camouflage for some reason.  I guess he thinks camo is manly.  He loves it! Can’t seem to find the pic I took of it.  Another time, I suppose.

I have had so much fun finishing the unfinished projects and starting new ones.  I have made gifts for the kids’ friends and have decided that with only three exceptions, I am going to make gifts the rest of the year.  I have some wonderful ideas in mind and cannot wait to make and share them!

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6 responses to “Monthly Sewing and more!

  1. allison

    you are just so talented! i love it all, but that scarf is gorgeous 🙂

  2. Kelli

    Mama, you are so crafty! I love all of these!

  3. Amber B.

    These are all great! I want to learn! When are we going to get together so you can teach me?

  4. Where does one find the chalkboard fabric? I assume it’s washable, and what chalk is used on it? This sounds like the perfect thing for going on the road with and using for cold weather. How does this compare, do you think, to dry erase boards or the aqua doodle(if you have used one of those)?

    • You can get it at amazon or fabric.com. I think you are supposed to wash it with a damp sponge, but I’m not certain it is machine washable. It can be hand-washed, though. We’ve used the aqua doodle before. Once you get it wet, you can’t use it until it’s dry again. But we also only had the large mat. No idea if the smaller versions dry faster or not. I would never use a dry erase board because they stain clothing. My kids have already schooled me enough on sharpies! Chalk doesn’t stain and you have a surface you can constantly doodle on. I slip a little piece of sherpa into the pocket that is an eraser.

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