Homemade Birthday Gifts
Since we were going to be on vacation for the twins 8th birthday I had to get some gifts done quickly before we left (because I couldn’t have possible planned ahead and made things weeks before we left.)
I think this skirt is my absolute favorite thing I’ve made ever.
II wanted fancy and pink (is there any other color), and Makenna just loves a ruffled skirt she got from Dabaw and Poppi last year. So using that skirt as a template I went out of my comfort zone and made a skirt with ruffles for the first time.
It was really quite easy and didn’t take long. Although I admit that after sewing each ruffle on I was scared to look at the skirt for fear I somehow did it wrong.
I will be making LOTS more of these, as well as adding a single wide ruffle to some plain skirts that I made her the past two years that are now too short.
I will get a tutorial up in time for making these for Christmas. I promise.
Jarod’s homemade gift was a little more mundane. He’s a boy…so other than a quilt (which I really will make one day), I can’t think of too much that I could make him that would excite me.
So he needed a rug for his room and I quick knit up one of my favorite easy to make rugs from recycled sheets. The directions are here.
This particular rug I made a little more narrow (cast on 21 stitches) and long, because it’s for beside his bed. Now he wants a matching colored one for in front of his dresser.
And here is a picture of them on their birthday. And look at that, the magic of photographs makes it look as though they actually like each other.