Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sponsored by readers like you - fun with fleece

More awesome creations from our craft group where we had a little fun with fleece! Jay's Bob-Bomb in fleece is a work of art (it's a character in Mario Brothers' games) that took him the full two hours, and they had great fun making scarves and pillows with appliques in the group.

Fleece is a great fabric because it doesn't fray, so you can just cut and wear if you aren't the sewing type. You can find some cute appliques - I found a lovely cupcake here and here - cut them out of felt or fleece, sew them on my by hand, and you've got a one-of-a-kind scarf! Or get some of that plaid fleece you see in the picture to the right and just cut along the lines! Cut a little fringe on the bottom and you have yourself something lovely and easy to make! We made ours about 6 inches (15 cm) for the girls and about 8 inches (20 cm) for the boys. (The green mushroom is a 1-UP from Mario as well.)

As you know, our youth groups are funded by readers like you who donate by buying the e-books, Back to Basics, Hair Care Products: Shampoos & Conditioners, and Lotionmaking 101. If you'd like to learn more about our groups and what we do, please click here. I'm posting these pictures because not only do our youth love seeing their work shared with others but I need to thank you for all the support you give them. We couldn't do these programs without the donations you've offered, and I simply can't thank you all enough.

As a side note, we've raised enough for a sewing machine! Yay! Thanks again so much!

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