I Made it Myself

Our staff decided to celebrate the last day of school with an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest. As unbelievable as it might sound, I do not own one. When I asked around, my friend suggested an idea from Pinterest. I’m not very handy with sewing or stitching, but I can hold my own with a glue gun. So I eagerly gathered up my supplies, popped in a movie for the boys and got started on what was sure to be the winning sweater.

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Things were going relatively well, but I considered other options. The glue gunning was replaced with my stapler – made sense.

I soon discovered that I couldn’t accomplish this on my own. The clear choice was to use the four-year-old as my stand in. It would have worked better if he had stood still.

Staples, a glue gun, and a four year old. There was no way this sweater would be anything less than spectacular.

The big day was approaching when disaster struck in the form of the stomach flu. At the time of publishing, four out of six family members had been hit. This meant I could not participate in the contest! Or did it?

Turns out, you can wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater anywhere, any time. It’s true. IT IS.

I now present to you: The Ugly Christmas Sweater Pinterest Fail – Home Edition.

This is what it was supposed to look like:

Easy, right?

Easy, right?

I was quite pleased with my version and it’s versatility.

I'll be pinning this later, don't worry.

I’ll be pinning this later, don’t worry.

Pouring coffee in my Ugly Christmas Sweater

Pouring coffee in my Ugly Christmas Sweater

You can drink in it, too! Cheers!

You can drink in it, too! Cheers!

Might not know what to make for lunch, but I know what I'll be wearing.

Might not know what to make for lunch, but I know what I’ll be wearing.

Laundry can be Holly Jolly - see?

Laundry can be Holly Jolly – see?

Cleaning up vomit can be merry, if you dress for it.

Cleaning up vomit can be merry, if you dress for it.

Oh what fun it is to read in my Ugly Christmas Sweater.

Oh what fun it is to read in my Ugly Christmas Sweater.

The jingle bells fell off so it was easy to be sneaky.

The jingle bells fell off so it was easy to be sneaky.

I shared the Christmas cheer all over the house.

I shared the Christmas cheer all over the house.

Look at me - colouring in my Ugly Christmas Sweater.

Look at me – colouring in my Ugly Christmas Sweater

Pro Tip: change out of sweater before trying to eat PB trees in secret.

Pro Tip: change out of sweater before trying to eat PB trees in secret.

What’s the best thing you ever made? 

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About Jan Moyer

Embracing my inner child since 2005. View all posts by Jan Moyer

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