Friday, June 3, 2016

Frugal Friday with Marsha --Gift Giving

It's that time of year--time for the birthdays of the grandchildren.  I thought it would be fun to share the gifts that I give them in my Frugal Friday posts.

First came Skyler's 13th birthday.  He's my step-grandson.  I was busy worrying about not having much for him.  All I had in my stash was a Star Wars spiral notebook that I had picked up at Walmart for 50 cents on clearance.
My daughter then suggested that I crochet him hacky sacks.  I would never have thought of that, but went right to finding a pattern online.

I used the pattern found here:

I rounded up all of the materials to make them, which I had plenty of around the house.  I decided to make him 3 of them because not only does he like to hacky sack, he also likes to juggle.
He loved them.  His friend at his party thought they were cool.  And, they had a family hacky sack game after we went home.

Other than making gifts, a lot of my gifts come from items that I get in for review.  Some of those I do get in free, and some, like this game, I do pay a small amount for.   I chose to get Rooster Race because I knew Jacob would like it.  He's been playing card games with my mom most every evening.

A little review:  It's a really fun learning game. Each player gets 14 cards then one card is turned over in the center.   On your turn you guess if your card will be higher or lower than the card on top of the pile.  If you are right you get to take a cute little ear of corn from the center.  If you are wrong you have to give back an ear of corn.  The winner is the one with the most ears of corn once all 14 cards have been gone through.  He's had a lot of fun with it.

Another birthday coming up this weekend so I will have more gifts to show in next week's post.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

WIP Wednesday -- Craft Room Disaster

Since I didn't post last week, I didn't want to miss this week even though it's a lot later in the day than I like to write my blog.  Last week I had a medical procedure and didn't feel like doing much.

As far as crafts go, I started crocheting the Princess Anna doll.  It's frustrating for me to work with something that small and black yarn, so that's not gone far enough to even think of taking a picture.
I made 3 hacky sacks for a birthday gift for my 13 yr old step grandson, but I think I want to share those in a whole other post.
If I worked on anything else, I don't remember!

I really want to get in to my craft room and get it cleaned up and organized.  I am posting these 4 before shots even though I know I won't take the time, or have the time, to start really working on the room until after my mission trip.

Don't fall over when you look at these pictures!!


Rectangle quilt
challenge wall hanging
Hexagon quilt
Emerald Island Fusique table runner
Five and Dime quilt
Brown half square triangle table runner
3 sets of doll blanket, pillows, bed and rug--plus more to sell
Wall hanging for quilt guild
yo-yo's that need to be made into projects
black and white rail fence quilt
Arkansas Crossroads scrap quilt
T-shirt latchhook rug
Rainbow colored locker hook rug
Blue and Brown yo-yo table runner
Charming Stars quilt
Special crocheted prayer shawl
Fall Squares table topper

2016 Finishes:
Smaller pink 4 patch quilt for charity
Pink 4 patch quilt for charity
Hexagon flower table runner
T-shirt toothbrush rug

I am linking with the following blogs:
WIPs on Wednesdays


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