Christmas Crafts

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IMG_2853If 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?




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8 thoughts on “Christmas Crafts

  1. Marilyn

    Thanks for sharing these crafts. I’ve made sun bonnet hand towels with matching potholders. Also, I enjoy making homemade jams to give as Christmas gifts. I cherish the hand stitched Log Cabin quilt my mother made me one year for Christmas.

  2. C.J.

    Cute ideas, Vannetta….I will save this, and hopefully try some. I always have great plans, but then decide to read a good Amish book, instead of sewing! lol

  3. N Chafee Neuwirth

    These are great. Unfortunately I no longer sew so can’t avail myself of your nice patterns. But I’m wondering whether you might sell the fruits of *your* labor on Esty, perhaps with some of the proceeds going to a charity? ‘Cause I’d really like the supply packet and snap bag. Just saying…

  4. Missy

    Those are great! I especially love the sewing tool. My October UFO did not get finished, but I do have all of the blocks done! I’m off to a late start on my November UFO, but am going to try to work on that a lot over the next week or so.

    I think my favorite handmade gift that I have received is a drawing that my husband did for me of one of our cats. I also have a quilt and bunny that my babysitter made for me when I was a child. The best handmade gift that I have ever given was an appliqued and embroidered family tree that I made for my parents for Christmas a few years ago.

  5. Juanita Cook

    Cute Craft items. I am not good at Crafts. But love the one’s I have bought at Craft shows. Love the one’s you have made in this picture.