The exhaustive list of handmade gift ideas during November and December at the Sew Mama Sew Blog is awesome. When I was desperately searching for more gift ideas for Dave, I found several goods ideas there.
I made the CD Poket [sic] with some musical monkey fabric I had stashed in my cabinet.
I also made him a Box bag , which I am quite proud of. It's my very first zipper! (And made with a tutorial that doesn't have the clearest directions on inserting the second side of the zipper.)
Since I lack a lot of "manly" fabric in my stash, I cut up two of his old dress shirts that were in the donation bag to make it.
Things have been just plain weird around here the past two days. Jack has a little head cold that has turned into 2 am coughing fits. Yesterday that meant I was awake from 2 am until 6 am because I could not fall back asleep for anything. Last night I managed to fall back asleep after only an hour or so, but when I heard Jack playing at 5:55 I thought for sure we were all doomed. Imagine my surprise when his alarm went off at 7:45 and no Jack appeared. When I rolled over again and told David it was 9 am and Jack wasn't awake yet, he went running in there to make sure everything was ok. He was fine, but he was sleeping still.
This is the kid who has not been asleep until 9 am since he was an infant. (Actually, he is very rarely asleep at 7 am, never mind something crazy like 9 am.)
Strange days indeed.