Category: sewing

Fleece Hat

This Christmas my mother-in-law visited for a week and we created some projects for ourselves.  We picked up McCall’s pattern 6213 and made a few versions until we were happy.   Warm fleece hats with ear flaps to keep those little ears toasty.  Pigg#2 hates having a hat on because it always slides down covering her eyes.  I’d hate that too.  So I thought this would solve our problem. Covers the ears, not the eyes, and ties underneath the chin just in case she still rebels.  Because currently she pulls it off 2 seconds after I slide it on. Pigg#1 likes his very much which is why we actually have a model for this project.  He also like the experimental one that looks funny but makes a great football helmet.  I’m glad he’s finding a use for it and not using the nice one to pull around and stretch.  I plan to make another for Mr. Jiggs once I get some more plain dark fleece.  Maybe I’ll try a different...

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Christmas Tree Skirt

This is the first year Mr. Jiggs and I are going to have Christmas in our own house with just us and the two little piggs.  I’ve warmed up to the idea and am now super excited about creating the holiday spirit in my home with decorations and traditions…let’s hope I keep this in reason. So the first thing I thought of was getting our own real Christmas Tree!  We haven’t bought a real Christmas Tree in four years and then it was about 4 feet high and sparse looking.  So this year, we are getting a tree.  And every tree needs…A Tree Skirt!  So I decided to make one.  Because why buy it when I can make it?  It’s made out of two layers of cotton so I can reverse it to match my mood of the year…okay maybe day.  The gold ruffle links them together. See the other side?  It was a clearance fabric I bought when the clearance fabrics were an additional 50% off and I had a 10% off total purchase coupon.  That was a steal!  It’s got shimmery gold flecks in it and all the little dots are gold.  I thought I would like it best, but now I sort of like the red polka dot side better.  That’s why I needed to make it double sided.  I change my mind...

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