Earlier this year I made a resolution of sorts to try my hand at some "old school" home-ec projects. I took up sewing, knitting, crocheting and canning. I'm better at some than others; crocheting over knitting. Knitting takes too long as far as I can tell, and I'm not very patient. It also bothers my hands more, as I've developed carpal tunnel over the years.
Part of my resolution was not only to learn the basics of these skills, but use them. I decided to try and make home made gifts this Christmas for my family. That may mean someone ends up with a jar of pickles, but they'll get something.
I wanted to share with you a small project I did for Daughter #2's dog Winston. I couldn't wait to see it on him this past holiday weekend, and figured he would get better use out of it this next month through the holiday season. Let me know what you think. The buttons are actually jingle bells.