Thomas and I realized recently the endless fashion opportunities held in our luxurious leopard print snuggies. We fashioned them with belts and nice shirts, and we looked ready to head out on the town. I’m debating whether the photos should go onto the Internet - I’ll post them soon I’m sure.
Thanks to our snuggie fashion, Thomas thought of an awesome idea for xmas gifts for my dad and his: custom made snuggies. My dad is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, so I’m making him an Army green snuggie that will look like the front of an Army dress uniform. Name tag, medals and all. I’ve started on it, it’s pretty amazing. For Thomas’ dad, I’m making a grey snuggie that looks like a business suit - dress shirt, tie, and pocket square included. And yes, both will have collars. It’s going to be a hilarious winter season.
Natalie and Daphne - keep those lips sealed!
Almost all my gifts this year are handmade, which is pretty great. I should be done with the snuggies tonight, so photos after.
Meanwhile, I finished Thomas’ laptop sleeve:
i gave it a zipper for added security (no stray coins in the disk drive this way!)
It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. Things that have happened since I’ve last blogged:
1. I got engaged (although, it has been in the works for a while).
That’s pretty much all I can think of right now. The jewelry designer I used to work for designed my rings with Thomas and me, and they are absolutely amazing. I’ll post pictures soon when I can get a decent picture of them (I keep getting home after dark, which is basically any time after 4PM at this point, which makes for a dull picture!). There’s nothing traditional about these rings (except, maybe, that they’re worn on the left ring finger) which I find pretty exciting. My sister is knitting us our marriage accessories (small cap/veil and lacy gloves for me, flower bouttnniere and bowtie for Thomas). We’re not having a wedding, but a small gathering with our immediate families instead. Neither of us are particularly fond of too many people, and the thought of remembering the day we got married as table cloths and center pieces is mildly nauseating for both of us.
I’m working on a couple of sewing projects as well. I only have one more day to finish a laptop sleeve I’m making for Thomas out of an old crocheted one he had (it was made with icky yarn and a terrible dark maroon color) before Hanukkah is up. I’m making it out of this Day of the Dead fabric with dancing skeletons all over it, lining it with the old sleeve, and quilting it. Pictures when I’m done (tonight, hopefully!).
Thomas has this old Cosby sweater that I kind of can’t stand (love the idea, but who actually wants to look like Bill Cosby?) that I’m going to applique straight onto. I got the idea from a post on CRAFT,where they appliqued lungs over a patterned sweater. I’m pretty excited about that.