T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Black Friday Sewing...

No going out on Black Friday for me. Years ago, my sister and I would get up in the middle of the night, do our shopping, then come home before anyone was even awake. Those days are past. 

Now I do what little Black Friday shopping I need to do right from the comfort of my living room. And Etsy has been a favorite this year. The rule, however, is that I can only buy things I could not otherwise make.

So, aside from a couple of cute things for the kids, the rest of my Black Friday was spent sewing. This was the focus of my efforts...

This crew of fleece monsters was the result. These are all for kids. And I still have a few more that are in the works. Other projects I have either completed or in the pipeline:

- Wool dryer balls - so far I've made about 20 but I need to make about 10 more.
- Black/White knit scarf - complete
- Christmas knit hat - complete
- Red knit hat for Bebe Sister - complete
- Boy's black/white knit hat - complete
- Buzz Lightyear blanket with matching pillow case - early stages
- Buzz Lightyear pants - only cut out
- Upcycled wool pants/longies for Bebe Sister - early stages
- "Cars" Car carrying case - design template is done
- Bath salts - 3 batches in lavender scent - complete (my house smells SO good)

After all this, I think I'll be ready for Christmas. I'll post more photos of the really cool stuff as it becomes available. In the mean time, I think I did pretty good for a Black Friday. In fact, I don't think I've ever had so many Christmas gifts after one Black Friday.

How did you spend Black Friday? When do you do your Christmas shopping and do you have a favorite place to shop for gifts?


Kim said...

I've said it before, and i'll say it again - you are one busy mommy! Love these little monsters. Haven't even started my shopping yet.

septembermom said...

You're SUPER CREATIVE!!! Very cute. Love them all.

Caitlin said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Those monsters are just about the CUTEST THING EVER!!!! I am SO impressed! And good for you for doing so much handmade- I'm sure you are saving a lot of money plus making more meaningful gifts!

angie said...

Wow. They are fantastic!

Jenners said...

You continue to amaze me. And I think you should have an Etsy shop of your own (if you don't already.)

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

CUTE! Love those monsters!!

I always stay home Black Friday. Crowds and I just don't go together :)

Can't wait to see the rest!

JKMommy said...

Oh I LOVE the monsters - especially the camo ones. And that little crew of them all sitting there - the effect was sooo cute and clever!!! It's a shame they have to be broken up! :)
WOW you got a lot done on Black Friday. I alas, did not and am still stressing about gifts that need to be bought or made! Sigh. TOO much to do! :)

Nina said...

Oh how do you find the time especially with school and little kids. I did sever sewing projects last year and decided to skip on those this year. I do enjoy them but found that last year I was missing out on so many other holiday favorites that I had to just say no this year. The boys and I will undertake a day of goodies cooking and then off to personally deliver them to various friends and family around town.