Because Jamie said I should, and because I have a half-way decent dinner in the crock pot, the baby is sleeping on me, the girls are playing their favorite game (dress up dogs and lay them down for naps in the nursery) and because I managed to finish a rather shoddy (when are they not) alteration project I am just going for it: the first ever (and probably only ever) Valentine's Day! Cabin! Fever! Creativity! Link-Up! + Giveaway!
The only thing longer than the title was that sentence.
I couldn't think of anything better, plus all I kept thinking of was this:
|Only, more creativity|
It does not have to be alteration of clothing, it could be making cute little baby head bands, making you own felt play pizza, creating faux boot socks from an old shirt, or doing your own Rosary hopscotch. Whatever. Make it and link it. If you're busy wrangling 3 little ones one of whom has been recently birthed, and you've already posted projects, just link the old posts.
Here's my most recent little project, in honor of Valentine's Day of course.
My mom gave me this wonderfully bright red cropped sleeve sweater turtle neck and I just could not resist taking the scissors to it. I have hacked the neck off of sweater's before because as a mother with raging crazy hormones that make me hot hot HOT, having anything tight around my neck just makes me feel like I am being strangled. So I chopped the neck off.
But then I realized that one of the sleeves had a hole in it, so I tried to fix it and it went horrible wrong. Sooooooo, off came the sleeves!
Then 1995 called and asked for it's sweater vest back. Whatever.
You most certainly do not need to be crafty, the purpose of this is really to help make these long winter days a little less dreary and... long. Having a little project that you enjoy and that you see an immediate result with is fulfilling and fun and linking it up makes it even better, say I.
And just for fun, at the end of the link-up (in a week or so) I will choose a winner based on what? I have no idea and send you a prize of your choosing, although you have to choose between a scarf or a nursing cover:
So I will leave you with that and if I get even one linker I will consider this a huge success, even if it is just myself.
If you're writing a new post remember to link back to this link-up in the post.