My children are obsessed with holidays, is that normal? I hope so because I love their excitement, it makes everything really fun!!! One of their favorite holidays is Halloween, although they dress up pretty much every day of the week! My daughter loves paper countdown chains because they give her a visual representation of how much longer she has to wait for something. We have made them for everything... days until a birthday, a vacation or even days until Papa comes back from a business trip. It makes the waiting easier for the little ones, and helps them practice good skills such as counting. In an effort to try to be more green, I decided to start making them out of fabric so we could reuse them.
This was my first attempt. Unfortunately I went to the craft store with my 2-year-old, big mistake. I wasn't able to concentrate and ended up getting the wrong webbing (sewable instead of iron-on) and forgot the velcro. So I did what I could and after cutting 62 strips of fabric, 31 of seweable webbing, creating 31 button holes, and sewing on 31 buttons... I present to you our Halloween Countdown chain!
I hope to use this for many more years to come!
As I was getting ready to look at the pictures I had taken, I realized that this would be my 100th blog post. I think that calls for a celebration... don't you? So I rushed out to the craft store and got the correct items and made another countdown chain to give away to one of my sweet readers. This one looks neater since I didn't have to sew the webbing and instead ironed it on, and because I used velcro.
I wish I had more pics to show you, but I finished it pretty late and had no natural light at that point. I also didn't have enough time to make a matching bag, so I got a cute felt one at the craft store. I promise to be more prepared for my 200th post giveaway!
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