As if I don't have enough to do this month my daughter decided she wanted to make her daddy something for his birthday on Sunday. He's a big Mizzou fan and last Christmas she helped me sew him a fleece Mizzou scarf (she actually sat on my lap and helped hold the fabric as I sewed). For his birthday we settled on a tied fleece blanket. I thought this was something he would use and something that she would actually be able to help make (she's only 5 1/2).
We started with 2 yards of black fleece and 2 yards of Mizzou fleece.
After we had them lined up and all sides square, we cut slits about every inch or so. I really just eyeballed them. I also made them the length of my scissor blades so that I wouldn't have to measure. They ended up being about 4 inches long. I also cut a 4"x4" square off each corner. As I was cutting my daughter started tying. We managed to get around all 4 sides in about an hour.
I'm so happy that we actually finished a project from beginning to end - ahead of schedule.
My son who is only three wasn't able to help making the blanket but he has a plan. When we were talking about my husband's birthday the other day he thought about it for a while and decided that since his daddy likes to play balloons with him he would buy him a balloon. He picked out a Spiderman Punch balloon. He is so excited to give it to him.
Now I can start on my Christmas projects. . . .