This weekend has been really busy. I have made chocolate/white chocolate coated pretzels, coconut bon bons, and peppermint bark. I got a chocolate melter at JoAnn’s on Black Friday. It was the best $15 I have spent in a long time! It made it so easy to make all my Christmas candy. It cleans up so easy too!
Besides that, I finished the superhero capes. Four capes, instead of the three I planned. Fortunately, flannel was $1.27 a yard at JoAnn’s on Friday. I got some pink and a pink/brown floral for my niece’s cape (special request from her mom when she found out I had done them for the boys). They came out really cute.
When I first read that it would take about 2 hours to make a cape, I didn’t think that was accurate. It was. The pink cape took me an hour and a half this evening. The other capes I made together. They took me a total of 6 hours to complete (which is 2 hours per cape). They are not difficult. The hardest thing was the applique. I had never done it before, but it wasn’t too bad. The flames on Logan’s cape were the most difficult.
Besides cute superhero capes, I also made a notebook cover for Logan’s teacher and a coupon holder for my mother-in-law. For the notebook cover, I used this tutorial, but I used a large composition book. I had some cute vintage fabric. For MIL’s coupon holder, I used this tutorial. Next time, I will add some interfacing to give it a little structure, and I will print the labels on ribbon and sew them on. Sewing vinyl is a real pain! I will post pictures later. I also have been knitting on a baby hat for a friend.
I feel like I got a lot done. I still went shopping, ate too much, spent time with family, went to the city tree lighting, and went to church. I didn’t just craft all weekend. It has left me feeling very accomplished!