Is there anything better than homemade I wonder? Yesterday afternoon/evening I got into my sewing and used up some fabric scraps, turning them into pot holders. I'm really pleased with how they've come out, since I tried a couple of different ways. I have a few to post out to a few ladies whom I doing a "pot holder" swap with. I also managed to get a few more aprons made up..... some for me,
since I really need a couple of new ones, and a couple to go into the gift box. It always pays to have a few bits and pieces on hand for gifts :) I use up pieces of material from my stash to make my aprons - a pattern I did for myself a number of years ago with a large pocket at the front. These pockets will hold ALL sorts of items from eggs you might be collecting, baby chicks that need to be rescued, childrens toys, vegies from the vegie patch....... Yep, my aprons don't just get used when I'm baking - they get used whenver I think I need to protect my clothing (so I can be ready to head out the door, but with the apron on, I can achieve a variety of tasks first and not have to get changed again!)
Anyhow, That was about the time my sewing machine decided it wanted to play up...... so I headed to my basket of wool, picked up the crochet hook and managed to get 54 crocheted hexies done to add to my crocheted grandmothers garden lap rug (which IS going to be finished in time for winter...... this year!!).