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Christmas Presents

Wow, it's already February and I'm finally blogging about Christmas.  I didn't want to blog before Christmas because I didn't want some of the people I was making gifts for find out before I gave them to them.  But, I really didn't mean to wait until February before I blogged it.  Where does the time go?

This Christmas I made fluffy scarves for some of the girls in my family.  I got the idea from Pinterest at this website by the Frugal Gals. They turned out really cute.  I meant to take pictures of all the different ones worn by the family members but, oops! It didn't happen.  Here is one of my nephews who picked up his mom's and put it on.

Some of the girls also got Candy Cane Sugar Scrubs which I also found on Pinterest.  Here are 2 websites that gave me inspiration, TheIdeaRoom and JacolynMurph.
Finally, one of my nieces is really into a Disney show called Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  My niece wanted a costume from the girl character, Izzy.  First of all, let me say that Izzy has the worse pirate costume I've ever seen.  She doesn't have a sword, a hook hand, an eye-patch, a parrot, or anything piratey.  But, I looked at her costume and challenged myself.  I made this Izzy pirate shirt out of a t-shirt.  First, I cut the sleeves in a scallop, then added elastic to make them poofy.  Then, I cut the bottom in a larger scallop and added elastic.  Finally, I cut the neck out, made a casing, and threaded a ribbon in to make it look a bit more piratey than a t-shirt neck. 
I bought her a bandana for her head, gave her some bangle bracelets, which she wore with purple leggings and boots she already owned and a fairy dust bag that her grandmother had already made her.  She turned out to be a very cute pirate.


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