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December 9th, 2018 at 01:50 pm

I blogged earlier about crocheting some clothes for a friend's granddaughter's Barbie. Well, they were a big hit, and it seems the dress that has some glitter to it was a favorite. Seems the Elf on the Shelf even wore it one morning to greet the little girl.

Friday I found two skeins of yarn that had a silver cord running through each of them. One was Christmas red and the other was white. I found them at one of the thrift stores we frequent and the cashier asked me what I was going to use it for and I told her for a Barbie, she took off a dollar so I got both for $3. I made 6 dresses for Barbie and apparently that Elf is going to go "shopping" and surprise our little friend. What a hoot. I guess the lavender dress was not the right color for the elf according to our little friend so hopefully the Christmas colors fill fit the bill. Of course I have taken some verbal abuse from the grandmother asking me if I wanted to keep these clothes and play Barbie. All in good fun.

A few weeks ago I found some baby bibs that can be embroidered so I have been working on them. One of the young ladies at church is expecting her second child and I thought I would finish these and give them to her. My only complaint is who in their right mind would decide to have 5 different shades of pink on a pattern? Egad.

Tomorrow night a friend is coming over for his birthday dinner. He was given the choice of our meeting him some place of his choosing or eating here and he said he really wanted a home cooked meal. So, I need to bake a cake for his birthday and he requested meatloaf. It should be a fun time.

We did spent quite a bit at the thrift stores this week. Well for us we did. I think we spent close to $15. Some of that was for yarn for the hats. Plus the yarn for Barbie clothes. DH found a couple of kids' books he wanted for his personal library. He reads to 5 classes and he likes to keep an assortment besides the ones he get from the library. I'm sure if we had purchased these items at retail, it would have been far more.

I did order a music CD for DH for Christmas. We tried to order it from a local CD place here in town, but he said he couldn't get it. I prefer shopping from brick and mortar, especially if they are small business, to support them. I kept checking Amazon and they finally got the CD in. I had some cash back money on my Discover card so I wound up paying $3.50 for part of the postage. My shopping is completed. Yay!

Like CreditCardFree, I finally got to $20 on Ibotta. It seems to take forever since I don't buy a lot of the stuff they give rebates on.

I found 14 cents in a parking lot yesterday. It goes in the wooden box DH has for change. We usually take the majority of the change in in the summer and apply part of it to Christmas and part of it the home improvement fund.

5 Responses to “This and That ”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    So cute about the Barbie clothes! I sewed my nieces flannel pajama pants. They will get an American Girl sized matching pair of pants. I also made a poncho for the dolls out of the same material. I think in January, I may make a few more things as a surprise. They will only be in love with these dolls a short while.

    It does take time with Ibotta, but it's not too hard and eventually we can cash out for $20!

  2. homebody Says:

    I'm crocheting a unicorn scarf and hat for my 4 year old granddaughter. I started talking to a young mom in Walmart who was looking for a certain sized crochet hook. She was frustrated and I asked her what she was making. She showed the pattern to me and then forwarded it to me. I have patterns for American Girl sized clothes and I just have not made any. I need to get on that, but I can't seem to get caught up with my quilting!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I remember my aunt crocheted me some dresses for my Barbies. I loved those dresses! It's so sweet what you're doing.

  4. Wink Says:

    I somehow missed this post. You do such thoughtful things for others. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks, Wink! You too! Merry Christmas!

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