Before the crafty business, I have some news that couldn’t wait for Friday’s grab bag.
Then, I hear that peanut butter prices are skyrocketing and Trader Joe’s isn’t even stocking its organic version anymore.
THEN, cocoa beans may not be able to grow because of increasing temperatures in the countries where the most production occurs.
AND NOW, COFFEE?!?! EXTINCT?!?!?
Someone, please tell me how I am to live without bananas, peanut butter, chocolate, and coffee. That’s just not a life, as far as I’m concerned. At least not a life I want to live.
Unless, that is, I can walk around wearing this all the time.
Yes, Jillian, I would like to wear it in public. But I haven’t. Yet.
You see, here’s what happened. I went to the store with the best intentions. It seems everyone I know is pregnant and my go-to gift that hasn’t gotten over-played yet is a fleece/flannel baby blanket.
But, my brother and his wife don’t know the sex of their baby, so I had to get something in a neutral pattern. The Packers are NOT neutral. But they are gender neutral.
And clearly, since there was only about 3 yards left on the roll, I might as well get it all, right?
Fleece screams blanket, but I wanted to do something a bit more. I live on the edge, you know.
I don’t normally do step-by-steps, but since there are so few of them and this is such an easy project, consider it my mid-week gift to you.
1. Cut two equal trapezoids. Measure your waist, divide by 2, add three. That’s the inches on top. Add another 5, thats the bottom. Cut the sides at a slant to whatever length you want.
2. Sew the two long sides together, with the pretty (right side) sides touching each other.
3. Fold top edge over 1 1/4 inches and sew all along edge, leaving about 2 inches open.
4. Thread a 1 inch length of elastic (cut it 1 inch less than your waist circumference) through that opening.
5. Sew the elastic together and then sew the opening closed.
6. Turn it inside out and contemplate finishing the bottom edge, but decide not to because HEY! Fleece doesn’t fray.
Wear everywhere. In public even.
Now, about that whole baby blanket thing….I should probably make one, huh?
Would you wear this in public?
Should I do more tutorials on my crafts posts? I normally just do the finished objects, mainly because I forget to take pictures. but for you, my dears….anything. (Within reason.)