Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Family Craft Day

Every Thanksgiving, my husband's grandmother, whom we call Gram, comes up with a craft for the grandchildren to make and give away as Christmas gifts. This year, we sewed scarves.


We initially had a crew of six seamstresses (Gram, my mother-in-law, three of Mr. Handsome's sisters, and myself).

At the last minute, my sweet husband and his brother-in-law (the husband of his oldest sister, Anne) decided to join in on the fun. They were such troopers, and we couldn't have done it without their help.


I must say that Mr. Handsome surprised me with his incredible sewing skills, and he kept us laughing with his one-liners.

"Things seem to be going pretty seamlessly."
"Some of these needles are so dull, they're pointless to use."
"I'm a little nervous using this sewing machine; I feel like I'm on pins and needles."

 In five hours, we knocked out 30 infinity scarves, made of a variety of knit and cotton fabrics. (The YouTube tutorial we used is embedded below.)


My 12-year-old sister-in-law, Lena, offered to model one of the scarves.


16 comments:

  1. Anonymous11/25/2015

    Mr. Handsome sounds so funny! ;)

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  2. Anonymous11/25/2015

    That's a great idea! Haha, you're husband has a scence of humor like my brother--things like, (as he's picking up a banana) this looks very appealing:) Looked like a lot if fun!

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  3. Anonymous11/25/2015

    What a beautiful idea. Are the scarfs donated to a charity, or do they go to friends and family? What different types of crafts do you enjoy? I enjoyed Mr. Handsome's one-liners, and I think it's great to have him helping out! He seems like a man of many talents. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

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    1. Hi there,

      Most of the scarves will be given away as gifts to family and friends, but I like the idea of donating them to charity. I'll keep that in mind for next year!

      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous11/25/2015

    Seams you two are being literal about Ellie being a Proverbs kind of a woman, (Mr Handsome's goal and he's being hands on in her training to be sew.)

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  5. Brillant idea for homemade & heartfelt gifts!! Big hug from Italy

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  6. Anonymous11/26/2015

    What a great idea! Please share some of the other crafts they've done in years past....need ideas!

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    1. Hi there,

      Last year, they made burlap wreaths using a tutorial similar to this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOVJOxmuB-g

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  7. Shela G11/26/2015

    Sounds like a day filled with fun and making memories. The scarves turned out very pretty. I think who ever receives one will proudly wear it

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  8. Anonymous11/26/2015

    Mr. Handsome is funny! Sounds like he kept you in stitches - hahaha

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  9. Anonymous11/26/2015

    I'm just wondering who you made the gifts for? It sounds like you all had fun.

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    1. Hi there!

      Most of the scarves will go to my husband's assistants at his dental office and to my married sister-in-law's family.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  10. Anonymous11/30/2015

    Which brand of sewing machine do you use?
    I have been searching for one. Thanks .

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    1. Hi there!

      My mother-in-law just purchased a Brother sewing machine that works great. Mine is a Singer, although it belonged to my grandmother and is about 20 years old.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  11. Anonymous12/01/2015

    The scarves are very pretty. You gals and guys did a wonderful job on them.
    Lena looks so pretty with the scarves on.

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  12. Wow!What a great idea!I bet they loved recieving these!Great job Ellie!

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