Keeping Warm

It was a busy weekend trying to finish more items on the Fall Fun Activity List.

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It was a beautiful warm day out so we finally got the chance to read outside and enjoy the fresh air. Since I also made Rice Krispie treats we had a delicious snack to go with our outside time.

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Another item off the list, I finished the DIY Fleece Blanket. I love making these knotted fleece blankets. It has been a few years since I have made one so I was excited to put it on my fall fun list. If you have never made one they are a great gift that are easy and quick to make.

DIY Fleece Blanket

Materials Needed:

  • scissors
  • two pieces of fleece material, I usually choose one pattern and one complimentary solid colour, the dimensions vary depending on the size of blanket you want just make sure both pieces are the same (wash material first before making blanket)

First layout both pieces of material flat, one on top of the other, and cut material ends so all edges are even. Then cut out a square in each corner of the blanket, I usually use the length of my scissor blades to measure. Be sure you are cutting both pieces of material.

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Next cut strips along each edge the same length of the corner cut out and about 1/2 to 1 inch in width.

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Then take the top and bottom piece of each strip and tie them together in a double knot. I like to tie the corner pieces first just to hold everything in place.

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Continue to tie all strips together along the edges, be sure they are matched up properly so you are not skipping over a single strip.

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Once all the strips are tied you are finished!

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Pass the Snow Please

It snowed all day today, thick heavy snow. It was beautiful. I was stuck inside all day but all I could think about was going out and building a snow fort. When my younger brother and I were little we would always be outside building snow forts. Sometimes we would build one together but we didn’t always get along. So we would sometimes build our own forts and would have some time to prepare our snowballs. Then the snowball fight would begin. I remember one day we were making snowballs until dark…our entire deck was covered. I don’t remember much of the snowball fight though. So if you have kids take them out and help them build a snow castle. If you don’t have kids who cares, go out and build one yourself. You are never to old to play in the snow.

~n