I've been working on some fun new projects that I'm excited to show you...but that's going to take more time than I have tonight, so they'll probably come next week. We made it to my in-laws safe and sound for in preparation for Thanksgiving today. We're looking forward to a fun day of family and food tomorrow.
As for the day after, I haven't quite decided how much shopping I'll be doing. Since we live in such a small town, any time we get away, we usually do a little shopping...but I hate the crowds and shopping mania that goes on for Black Friday.
Black Friday, is typically the day that flannel and fleece go on sale super cheap at Jo-Anns...and fleece blankets make for easy and cozy gifts for family or for sharing with those in need.
Looking for some easy and kid-approved ideas to do with all that cheap fleece or flannel? Here are some projects I've done in the past.
Last year we made somewhere around 8 fleece blankets to give with other Christmas gifts to kids on the Giving Tree at Firecracker's school. I've never been a fan of the knots on fleece blankets, so instead I figured out a way to make these braided edge fleece blankets. I think they look a bit classier, and they're definitely more comfortable to lay on top of without the knots.
double sided fleece blanket with a braided edge, you can see my new tutorial here.
Also last year, I made this fleece fitted sheet for Little Brother's toddler bed. He's now outgrown that bed and the toddler bed is now loved by Sweet Pea...and she's still using his car themed fleece sheet. I think I'll be making her a new -girlier- fleece fitted sheet to match the quilt I'm planning for her.
fleece blankets with little ties.
basic burp cloth tutorial here...
There are also some cute variations...the Big Sister Burp Cloths
Big Brother Burp Cloths
Burp Cloth Cupcake.
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