Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Getting Creative on a Budget

Jace got invited to a little girl at schools birthday party this weekend.

So, I got busy sewing.


 I made her a tic-tac-toe fabric board and felt X & O pieces


 a lined bag to put the game & pieces in


 and a fleece boa style scarf and two hair pom-poms for her ponytail.

 I bought 1 yard of fleece and was able to get 2 scarves
(one for a child and one for a toddler)
8 larger hair pompoms
&
8 medium hair pompoms.

Not to bad for a piece of fabric that cost me $4.54!



I also made some things for a Peppermint Pixie swap I was in.

 I had the doll pieces already and I just added pipe cleaners for the body,
a felt dress, a crocheted shawl with a matching hat and
I crocheted the legs and added little pompoms for shoes.
I also added little candycanes for the pixies wings.
Not to bad for things I had on hand.

Then I made a mitten ornament out of felt and added a plastic candy cane.


I also made a candy cane matchbox ornament
and some goodies for the inside that I had on hand.

I painted some clothespins & homemade peppermint bark.


I've been trying to become more frugal and creative at the same time.

I think I did pretty good!

6 comments:

Lexie's thoughts said...

You did awesome momma!

Kelly said...

They all look great you are so clever!!

Lisa said...

Sherry, these are adorable! You create such amazing things.

Val said...

Sherry! All this is so neat! You are so smart! Please share how you painted the clothespins! I bought some and want them red and white. (polk a dots hopefully) and cannot figure out how to do it! Thank you so much again for the dishcloths and I know you gave them to me but you will be paid back. I wouldn't expect that for nothing. Love ya!

Quiltingranny said...

So creative as always. I recently purchased for my grands friend a sewing box at Joann's on sale and less than WalMarts was. Brought it home and filled it with extras I had...fabric, patterns, pins, tape measure, thread. She loved it!

Yarni Gras! said...

I love your YOE package. Funny thing, I am crocheting a tic tac toe gift right now! I love yours...wish I'd thought of that!

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