Sunday, November 20, 2011

At Least My Kid's Like It...

My husband is gone for a few days and this is an excuse to spoil my kids with things like cereal for dinner, no showers, a messy house, pj's all day, and numerous other favorites of mine that I have managed to hide from my husband for the last 10 years.  He really wants me to spoil them while he is gone but I'm not sure that is what he had in mind.

This weekend was the annual Artisan Fair that manages to have the cutest homemade stuff that I don't need and buy anyway.  Every year I plan on having a booth and I am such a procrastinator that I buy my supplies about 3 days before and then make about 2 things and put the rest of the junk in my closet.  This year was no different, I made my 3 things to make my 8 year old happy and sent her in to sell them at her cousins booth.  A smashing success!  We sold all 3!  What can I make for next year!  My head is already checking off the ideas.  

After stopping at the Fabric Store with a few different ideas rolling around, I remembered the most adorable Christmas Tree Skirt that I had seen on pinterest.  It was a tutorial that Miss Mustard Seed had done for HGTV.

The tutorial is a no sew method where they use hot glue to put it together.  Knowing that I can sew and I have an awesome ruffler foot, I know that I can whip one of these up in no time. 

Here is where the kids come in.  We have 2 Christmas Trees in our house.  One is for "me" and the other one is for my kids to do whatever they like.  Their ornaments come in many shapes and colors.  Blue, Hot Pink, Red, Purple, Green, Glitter, School Photos, Popsicle Stick Frames, Cut Out Handmade Stars, and so much more...  My brilliant idea is to make my kids a ruffled Christmas Tree skirt!!!  My husband is going to be so proud of me!  Being a quilter, I know that you can just take colors and incorporate them and they have a way of blending together in the end.  

I am pretty sure that I got one of every color in there.  The kids were so excited while I was sewing each ruffle on.  They think it is the coolest thing ever!!!  I quickly finished it up while they were getting ready for bed.  Like anything that I have made I usually don't know if I like it until it is completed.  I brought it upstairs to show them and they showered me with kisses and told me how much they loved it.  As Maddy picked it up and put it around her waist I realized what I had done....

I had made the world's ugliest Four Square Skirt.

This sucks... Why do my kid's have to like it????



  1. That was just the perfect thing for a laugh on a dreary Monday!I say let the kids use it for whatever they want, skirt, tree-skirt, hat etc:)

  2. AHH! That is awesome. My little Darla would wear that thing every day with all the pretty "contrasting" colors :).

  3. Darla, you are hilarious!! Love it!!

  4. Darla, what a great story. It made me laugh. I love the verb tense change in the last sentence. Great ending! :>)

  5. You crack me up, i love it! and i actually love the skirt!-It's creative and fun! Just like you and your girls:) And Brad is all about spoiling you girls isnt he? You are such an awesome family <3