Sunday, November 6, 2011

I did good at JoAnn's!

Yesterday I had some errands to run. I had been gone from home for about 2 hours when Kevin called to see if I was on my way home. LOL I hadn't even started my errands yet. I stopped by JoAnn's with a plan and I was still there. LOL He just laughed and said to have fun. I did! I always like to make something for each of the grandkids for Christmas. Well, I decided I might as well stick with pjs. They all loved them last year. So I called the girls and got their sizes and headed off to JoAnns with my list in hand.
Ashton is 8, so he got flannel fabric with footballs and soccer balls in it. Ava only wants to wear pink or purple. She is 5 and all girl. LOL Here is their fabric. I got enough fabric yesterday to make each grandchild either 2 pairs of flannel pants or 2 flannel gowns.
Noah likes cars and trucks and the color blue. He is 5, almost 6.  So I found a blue fabric with cars/trucks and a fabric with robots in it for him. Izabella is 3 and loves butterflies. She got this gorgeous yellow flannel with butterflies and lady bugs on it and the purple fabric with bunnies, fawns, owls, and flowers. I think she will love it! Here is Noah and Izzie's fabric.
I haven't seen Madison since Easter except on Facebook. So I don't know much about what she would like. So I picked out what I thought a 2 year old would like. Plus the blue fabric will look so nice with her blue eyes. Here is her fabric.
I also got a couple of McCalls patterns that were on sale for $1.29 each, thread to match the fabrics, elastic for the pants and rib knit for the tops of the gowns.
This is enough supplies to make 4 pairs of flannel pants and 6 flannel gowns. I paid a little over $66 for all this. The flannel was normally $6.99 per yd/on sale for $2.99 per yd. The rib knit was normally $9.99 per yd/on sale for $3 off. I used a 40% off coupon for the elastic. The thread wasn't on sale, but I had a 25% off total purchase (including sale items) that I used. Are you ready for this? I saved over $128!!!! I saved almost twice what it cost me. I floated out of the store. (grin)  I went by the laundry mat and washed all the fabric. Now I am ready to start sewing for the grand babies. Just waiting on their mamas to give me their measurements. I will guess on Madison. I figure I can get pretty close to fitting her with a gown.  Don't you love it when you get stuff that you need and save so much on it?

We are having a nice day here. Kevin is outside piddling. I am on the computer and the animals are all enjoying the nice weather. I'm not enjoying the time change so much, but then, I never do enjoy it. (grin) It usually takes me about 2 weeks to get used to the change. Personally, I wish they would leave it one way or the other. The beagle woke us up at 5:30 this morning barking. That was still 4:30 for me. She barked till it got daylight, then found a spot to go sleep. I should go wake her every few minutes. LOL This is the second night in a row she has done this. I tried to have a talk with her this morning when I fed her, but I don't think she is going to listen to me. LOL 

I have some more things to share, but I will save those for next time. Everyone have a good day. Thanks for visiting. Please come again.


Julie Fukuda said...

Looks like you will have plenty to keep you busy. I wish we had daylight saving time here. It would save a lot of electricity during the summers.

carol fun said...

What a great haul -- gotta love those sales & coupons! These fabrics are going to be some dynamite pjs - what a great Christmas idea!

Pat said...

What great fabrics you got...and at such a savings! I'm sure the kids will appreciate those snuggly pj's during the winter months!

Bren said...

Oh how I wish I could make gowns and pj pants! Sure would make nice gifties!
Saving money is always a good thing ;)

Aliene said...

Hi Winona, Haven't seen your blog in awhile. Maybe it is because I have not been blogging much due to sickness. Sounds like you have plenty to do. I also am sewing different things for my grandchildren and greats. Just need to pick up a little speed. Enjoyed your post.

Michelle said...

Sounds like you got some good deals. That always feels good, doesn't it?

~JoAnn~ said...

Winona~ Good buys at JOann's, you did great getting all that fabric. I finally went over to the new hobby lobby and I have to say I was not very impressed :(. Have a great week.

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