Confessions of a Narcoleptic

Crazy Craftiness

OK, so I know it doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense, but one of the things that makes me feel better when feeling down is crafting, Maybe it’s because it makes me feel less useless. So in the last couple of months, I have been doing a lot of crafting. I made a lot of things for Christmas gifts – it was pretty fun. So here’s what I’ve been up to…

I made these shirts for the littles (Logan & Avery) for the Run for the Cure using my fancy Silhouette. One is with fabric paint and one is with rhinestones. I was surprised how fun and easy the rhinestones were to use!


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For Avery’s birthday…

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I finally got around to “refinishing” this old filing cabinet.


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I sewed this blanket for my niece, Nora.


For my niece Addie, I made her this little blanket for her dolls. It matches the one I made her when she was a baby.


For my little Wolverine, Logan, I made these claws. He loved them. Now he can be aggressive with cloth claws. (I found the pattern here.)

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I made this little makeup pouch for my sister-in-law for her birthday to go with some makeup I bought her. The pictures are really blurry, but you get the idea.

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I was tired of our printer always being dusty, so I decided to make a cover for it.


One of my best friends from high school had her first baby, so I made her this blanket. (So I think it’s a variation of this pattern.)

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Another friend’s son needed a brown toque for a school play, so I told her I could make her one. I made one that was way too big, so I added a flower and gave it to her. The second one was smaller. It was a cute pattern that was really easy. I made another one in blue for another friend for Christmas. (Pattern here.)

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I made these advent calendars last year and had a bunch of leftover supplies, so I decided to use them up to make more for gifts. They all turned out so cute, I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to keep for myself!

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I’ve been wanting to try out this little cake stand idea for awhile. It’s just a terracotta pot and tray spray painted.

Cake stand I made

I sewed a couple of these large bags for Christmas.

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I decided to use up some of my yarn stash to make an infinity scarf. My mom had been whipping them up like nobody’s business and hers all looked so cute, so I thought I should give it a try. This one is just a bunch of rows of double crochet. I kept it for me.


This pattern I found on Ravelry and liked it so much I made 4. Two were for teachers, one was for my mother-in-law and one was for my granny-in-law (ha ha!) I really want one of the blue ones for me. The fourth one I made was black, but I forgot to take a picture of it. I kinda want one of those too. (Pattern here.)

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I made these ear warmers for the girls I work with at church. (Pattern here.) If I had had more time, I would have added flowers.


I made little hats for my nieces and nephews on the Popowich side. One was too small though, so I’ll have to make another.

For Max… (Pattern here.)


For Nora…(Pattern here.)


For Addie…(Pattern here.)


And the crown jewel of my collection…I made this for my brother Joel, a huge Doctor Who fan. If you’ve seen Doctor Who, you will recognize this little creature. If not, why they heck don’t you watch Doctor Who??? (Pattern here.)


And last but not least, I thought my nephew Charlie would appreciate this cute little art kit more than a crocheted hat, so I sewed this for him. It is far from perfect because it is the first of it’s kind I have ever made, so the method has yet to be perfected. Hopefully he and his mother won’t look too closely at it! 🙂 I found the tutorial here. 

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And that just about wraps it up! Now that Christmas is over, I have to find other excuses to make stuff!

3 thoughts on “Crazy Craftiness

  1. Sara

    I love it! That is amazing that you made so much. And what lovely presents for everyone.

    I agree that creating is a great mood lifter. I got a bunch of craft supplies for Christmas and I am really looking forward to sitting down with all of them!

  2. Joanna

    Love all the craftiness! You must have been busy. Now I want to paint my filing cabinet and start on some projects!