I try to do that with gifts because it feeds my crafty urges, my desire to give gifts with personal touches, and yes, my cheapness. Frugal sounds better. I haven't fully taken the pledge though because I'm stuck sometimes. Either for time or inspiration or ability.
However, it was an adult size and needed a lot of adjustments. I like how it turned out and I hope she does too. I also hope that she waits for warmer weather to wear it. It's been snowing for three days now.
The first one in orange reminded me why I don't like to sew with vinyl. I'm hoping that an 8-year old won't look closely at the stitches. It is the most durable of the three though.
The second and third attempts went much better and I'm so happy that I'm done today. One whole day before the first of the parties.
Maybe my life isn't that chaotic. I'm still looking for a better blog name. Any suggestions?