When I decided to start a blog I got excited about the prospect of participating in linky parties. My current favorite linky to browse is Tara from 4th Grade Frolics Monday Made It posts. There are so many creative ideas out there!
Last year for my birthday (which is in August) my husband bought me a sewing machine because I wanted to learn how to sew. I am definitely not an expert but I try! I've made a lot of clothes for my daughter (mostly shorts, dresses & skirts - because they are easy!). It seems like everyone I know right now is expecting, so I thought it'd be fun to figure out how to make baby things. This week I started on making a blanket for a friend that is having a baby boy soon.
The rectangles that are all gray & the ones besides the gray that are light blue with clouds are flannel so they add softness to the rest of it. The backing is going to be light blue minky. It is definitely not perfect, but I think it's pretty good for being the second time I've created a blanket like this!
Another friend has a birthday coming up this week. She is really family oriented & has a house full of small children, so I thought a journal would be the perfect gift. The journal I purchased is a 5yr journal. It has a few lines for every day of the year for 5yrs where a mom can jot down little things to remind her of fun times the family had or cute things the kids said. To go along with the journal I sewed a fabric bookmark. I used a tutorial from a craft blog I love, Crazy Little Projects and I'm excited with how it turned out.
My final made it project is one I am really excited about! Last year I spent a lot of time creating posters that had all of the secondary math common core standards on them. While I liked the quatrefoil pattern last years version had, this year I am really into chevron. I have had requests for a chevron set so I figured I better get at it! I've finished the middle school posters and am working my way through the high school standards. I LOVE the way they turned out! They will definitely spruce up some math classrooms (or hallways!) this year!
Check out the other other Monday Made It Projects over at 4th Grade Frolics Page and have a wonderful week!