Monday, November 23, 2015

Getting Crafty | Fall Edition

Have you ever had a Pinterest fail? Pinterest is the best but I have had more DIY fails than I care to count. It just looks so easy...until you try it. Last Christmas I bought three yards of Tartan print flannel for a Pinterest project that quickly deteriorated into a full blown disaster. And all year I have regretted the waste of my fabric purchase.

Until now! Inspiration struck and this time IT WORKED. I cut down my three yards to 2.5 (so as not to drown) and folded the flannel into a seriously awesome blanket scarf. Guys, it is so warm and cozy! Plus, because of all the colors in the print, it should go with pretty much everything. Which means I will not be taking it off until spring. I did not hem but I think I may do a straight stitch around the border so it frays enough but not too much.

And to further the awesome, a here VERY similar scarf here is selling for $45 (gag). With sales and coupons I paid less than $5/yard. Guys, it's hard to beat the thrill of a really good deal.

In other Pinterest worthy news, after hearing much about apple cider donuts I took advantage of a lazy Sunday morning and gave them a go. Mella + Elsa were my helpers and we used this recipe. We made our own boiled apple cider and fried without too much disaster (be proud). Conclusion? They were okay but I don't think worth the hype. And, at least this particular recipe, did not have as much of an apple flavor as I would have liked. I might try a baked and/or yeast version sometime...if you have a recipe you like I would love a copy!

Care you share your recent crafting adventures?

2 comments:

  1. I love your craftiness! the scarf is way too cute. I haven't had much going on over here, but I'm going to be trying some new recipes for Thanksgiving and I'm so excited for that. Love to see you blogging! :)

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  2. Brilliant job on the scarf! That fabric is gorgeous. I almost want to make myself a blanket scarf (I already have one. I don't need one...), for the excuse to buy some pretty tartan goodness.

    The one time I attempted donuts ended in a horrible burning experience, so suffice it to say I haven't tried since. However, I'm hoping to give the Swedish coffee cake recipe in this post (http://alyssajoyphoto.com/Made-with-Love-series-part-3-1) a try, for breakfast on Thanksgiving. I'll let you know how it is!

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