Tuesday, December 8, 2009

On the 9th day of Christmas....9 Ladies Dancing

"On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Dancing ladybugs - how cute is that?!?!

The Christian version of the 12 Days of Christmas points us toward the nine fruits of the spirit:
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Against such things there is no law."
(Galatians 5:19-23, New International Version)

AD 1935, Sir Ninian Comper's chapel of the Resurrection in Pusey House, Oxford

Aussie style would bring us 8 wombats working

I'm not exactly sure what type of work wombats do, but this baby is sure cute!

In France we would be polishing off nine dishes for a chapter of canons (a college of priests, whose role is to celebrate the more solemn liturgical functions in a cathedral or a collegiate church) - who knew?!?

We would certainly need more than a cute reusable snack bag like this one:

to hold our leftovers!

Hello and Welcome to day 9! I choose 9 Ladies Dancing because my sister and I used to dance in front of our big living room mirror when we were young making our very own music videos. We had so much fun together!

Let me introduce myself! I am Fawnda from Fireflies and Jellybeans a little DIY blog with lots of fun projects to try out.

I also have an Etsy shop, Funky Joy where I sell some of my homemade creations!

I love the challenge of a new project! Since we are talking about Ladies today I have a little crafty project for you! We all know that ladies need to accessorize and we want to look cute even when it is cold out! So, here is a SUPER cute scarf and ear muff that you can make. It is an easy sewing project so even a beginner can do it!

Here is what you will need:
2 fleece scarfs (from the Dollar store!- I also saw them at Old Navy for a $1, but that deal might be done now)
Flannel fabric (about 1.5 yards - use a coupon at JoAnns)
For the scarf:
1.) Cut your fabric to be the same width of the scarf and about 6 inches shorter than the Length.
2.) Lay your flannel wrong side down on top of your scarf with about 3 inches of the scarf hanging out on each side. Pin your fabric in place.
3.) Sew down the 2 long sides of the scarf, leaving both ends open. 4. Flip your scarf right side out through the ends.
5. Now we will finish off the ends. Start by flipping the fringes over your flannel edge.
and then fold back, leaving a little overlap to cover the unfinished side. Pin in place.
I tucked my sides under at the ends to give it a finished look.
6.) Sew across the fold. Repeat on the other side.
Done with the scarf!

Ready for the ear muff?
1. Cut your other Dollar store scarf and flannel into a 30 X 5 rectangles
2. I wanted rounded ends so I used a formula can as a template with my rolling cutter... you can leave it squared off if you want to.

3. Sew with right sides together. Leave a 3-4 inch opening to flip right side out. I like to leave my opening on the longer side and not on an end.
4. Flip right side out and top sew around the edge sewing your opening closed.

5. Cut a piece of Velcro about 4 inches long and sew it to the BACK side of one of the ends.

5. Sew the other piece of Velcro to the TOP side of the other end going in the opposite direction. So, they should make a 90 degree angle when the meet up. I ended up sewing two strips on this side to help it stay closed a little better.

6. Optional fringe accessory! cut off the bottom fringe of the scarf you used to make the ear muff.
Roll it to make a tassel

and hand sew it on your ear muff
ADORABLE! Now go and make your own!

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Don't forget about our gift certificate giveaway - with a drawing, from ALL the comments on all the days!

To enter:
  • Post a comment (1 per day – so after you check out the next day’s blog, come back here and enter again – just like the song builds every day, so do your chances!
  • If you haven't already, post the button (then a comment letting me know)
  • Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway with the link (then a comment letting me know)
  • Follow me (then a comment letting me know)
  • BONUS ENTRY! Visit Fireflies and Jellybeans or Funky Joy and leave a comment telling me what you like best!
The fine print:
  • You must leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry – this is the only way to keep it fair and straight (and keep me from having to kill a tree printing them out and cutting them apart!)
  • All giveaways will be held on December 13th
  • A random number generator will be used to determine the winner(s)
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  • We reserve the right to re-draw if the first winner does not respond within 48 hours (please don’t let this happen – that would just be sad!)


  1. Just now realizing how long this song really is, lol!!!

  2. What a great contest!


  3. I follow your blog!


  4. Ha, ha, ha ... my sister and I also danced around in front of the mirror. We both wanted to be Solid Gold dancers when we grew up! :)

  5. Thanks for the new craft ideas!

  6. AD 1935, Sir Ninian Comper's chapel of the Resurrection in Pusey House, Oxford - So pretty - Thank you for sharing.

    Merry Christmas~


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