If you read Amish fiction, chances are that you prefer to keep things simple! Is that even possible with the Christmas season? Well, maybe. I like to think it is. One of the ways we can keep things simple is to make a few gifts. A homemade gift is a treasure. It’s something especially made with a specific person in mind. And it’s even better if you can make it from supplies you already have at home. Here’s a few things I worked on recently.
- A microwave bowl potholder. This isn’t to place IN the microwave. It’s something to put the bowl in when you take it out of the microwave and it’s hot, hot, hot. They’re really fun and easy to make. All you need is two 10″ squares of fabric, and a 10″ square of batting. You can watch a youtube video on how to do it here.
- The second thing I worked on was a Snap bag. I used a denim and polka dot fabric and a piece of an old tape measure. Here’s a youtube video and here is a pattern if you’d rather use that.
- I made a little packet to hold quilting/crochet supplies. Isn’t the pink and green a hoot? This was fun and easy, and I plan to make more. There’s a free pattern here.
- And I also made a cloth lunch bag from a paisley print, and here is a free pattern.
I’ve had fun crafting with you this year. We’ve been using the 2015 UFO Challenge, and our number for November is 5, and for December will be 11. Now it’s your turn. What projects do you like to make and/or what is something handmade that you’ve received and cherished?
— Vannetta Chapman (@VannettaChapman) November 11, 2015