Sunday, December 18, 2011

College Christmas Gifts....

It all started with this apron.. Chelsey is running with a group of girls that do Pinterest.  When I saw the apron I decided to make them for Chelsey and three of her friends.  I pictured a cute hawaiian print or a plaid--- Walmart was my first thought.  At walmart the shirts were still $16.00  each--- for something I didn't even know that would turn out. So off to Good Will I marched. Not a ton of options, but I found these
Think about it.. a man's dress shirt really doesn't get worn out. They get rid of them most of the time.
Each shirt became an apron:

Then I added a cookie mix.  Next trip to the store I found cookie cutters.  Then I found a spatuala for each-- the same color as their aprons.  Oh and recipe cards.... I had to get these wrapped and in the mail because I kept adding and adding... So much fun.

I did a sunday school craft that required mittens.  I don't knit and couldn't find any mittens so I found a $3.00 American Eagle Sweater at Good Will .
I cutt out pieces.
And created mittens for little kids:


Our office has an all girl Christmas supper.  You have to bring a ten dollar gift exchange.  No chance to sew, but I stumbled across some great dishes.


They were INCREDIBLY hard to part with... But they went to someone that would appreciate them with a note : Share Christmas with a friend....

My College kids will be home on Thursday. The tree is up.  The packages are wrapped and the stockings are full.

Bring on Christmas.....

9 comments:

Michelle said...

GREAT ideas! Love the aprons and the mittens. my co-workers daughter made a scarf from flannel shirt sleeves...very cute!

Muddling Through said...

Well, aren't you smart! I love the mittens especially. Merry Christmas! Enjoy your chicks being back in the nest. :)

KC Quilter said...

You are one creative......and generous.....lady. Love the apron idea and the mittens are adorable. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love your stuff!

I have a quilt book with a pattern for mittens made from fleece and an old sweater. If I get everything done around here, I'm marching off to the Goodwill myself.

Libby said...

Look at you go - you clever and crafty girl *s*

Marie said...

Love the mittens and the aprons too. Merry Christmas to you and your family,I know having your children home will be wonderful. Many hugs, Marie

deb said...

LOVE the aprons and those mittens are awesome...I need to try that sometime!!!!

Sue said...

Love those ideas. Love the mittens!

And don't ya just love Pinterest? It's addicting!

karenfae said...

Do you have a pattern for the aprons - what a good idea but I'm not sure how one would cut up the shirt? Also love the mittens - where did you get these ideas :) they are great.
Karen