Saturday, December 19, 2009

Neighbor Gifts

It is always nice to have a little something for neighbors, teachers, hostess gifts, etc. Well, this is what I came up with this year. While gussied up mason jars are hardly an original concept, I still think they are fun and festive and I know that I would certainly be happy to get one. So easy to put together with a little bit of scrapbook paper and ribbon. And what to put inside? So many options. I'll let you know what I filled mine with in another post. Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Ribbon Shirts

I'm getting sloppy with my pictures, but I just love these shirts so much I'm posting them anyway. I mean, they gave me an excuse to go buy ribbon! How could they not be fabulous?

The idea came from here, a blog that I recently came across that has some really great ideas. You can get the instructions there, although it wouldn't be hard to figure it out just by looking at the picture.

I'm interested in seeing how well these shirts hold up in the wash. I'm sure the stitching will hold just fine, but will the ends of the ribbon unravel (even though I used fray check)? Will the ribbon color bleed into the shirt? Do I worry too much?

Here's a picture of Abby wearing her shirt at a Dec 1st holiday kick off playdate:

Updated to add this slightly better picture of Abby in the shirt. And to let you know that I washed it without incident. No fraying, no bleeding, no problems at all.