Christmas Workshop Update

The mini sweaters were knitted up ages ago and got tucked away in my knitting drawer.  Last month, I spent a week at my parent’s house (Hubby had some meetings in Philly at the beginning of the week and we house sat the rest of the time).  My Dad helped me make a jig for the wire hangers (3 nails hammered into a piece of wood in the triangular shape of a clothes hanger).  With the help of his handy dandy safety wiring tool (he was a jet engine mechanic for almost 20 years), I twisted the ends of the wire together and bent it into a question mark for the top. 

A hanger for my sweater ornament.

Earlier this month, I found a $5.00 coupon for the Hallmark store in my Martha Stewart Living magazine.  Score!  I picked up two 12 packs of gift tags to dress up the sweaters.  They were regularly $2.99 each, but with my coupon it only came to $1.40. 

Super cute gift tags

 

All that’s left is to find some snowflake beads or sequins to sew on the front.  I tried embroidering a design on the sweater, but it took FOREVER and looked mediocre.  Bleh.  I really, really hope Michael’s has something that will work.

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