so, I had this faux fur throw pillow that's been sitting on our couch and the thing is, JG hates faux fur (and any fabric that's minky or really soft, pretty much.) and well, I didn't really care for it on the couch anyway so I seam-ripped that sucker off. but the faux fur was still in great condition and I don't hate faux fur so I decided I'd sew it into a circle scarf. it's really warm.
but then, I had to recover the pillow which gave me an excuse to buy this fabric I'd been eyeing for like five months.(and I can't wait til we move and I can recover that couch, ugh.) but I gotta admit that I made the pillow the complete wrong size the first time around. I'm just glad I made it too big or I mighta cried for wasting half the fabric (since I plan to make a matching set).
also, for christmas, I made JG a dopp kit since somehow he didn't have anything to store toiletries in when he travels (and a ziplock bag doesn't count). it's actually not entirely finished because I'm gonna wax it to make it sturdier and more water-repellent but I haven't gotten around to it yet. (I made a smaller version of this tutorial.)
this one's really boring since I didn't take a before picture, but I got this amazing purple wool skirt that was three sizes too big last month. I'd never tailored anything before that involved messing with the waistband cause it just seemed like too much effort but I decided I should just go for it cause a $3 skirt in my favorite color is too good to pass up. turns out it wasn't as scary as I imagined and makes me love the skirt all the more.
oh, and lastly. while JG was gone over Christmas I decided there was a serious lack of pictures of us in our house (we only had one) so I printed a zillion and cut them out and taped them to the end of our shelf/room divider. I like to think Sugar looks at them when we're not home and she's feeling lonely.