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Old 07-02-2019, 04:30 PM
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Any new ideas? Place mats, aprons, pillows, totes? My gang always appreciates new potholders, etc. but I'd love to do other projects. The "Ornament of the Year", I have no idea!! Let's brainstorm!
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Old 07-03-2019, 03:05 PM
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I made dryer balls one year for the gals at the office & they all loved them. I don't remember the site that I got my instructions from but this looks like a good one. Just "google" how to make dryer balls & a lot of sites will come up.

https://livesimply.me/homemade-wool-dryer-balls/
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:40 PM
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Headbands are a quick project and a great scrap or stash buster. Vanessa "The Crafty Gemini" on youtube has a tutorial for a reversible headband that uses two 2.5 inch wide strips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_IYc0nlejI
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Any new ideas? Place mats, aprons, pillows, totes? My gang always appreciates new potholders, etc. but I'd love to do other projects. The "Ornament of the Year", I have no idea!! Let's brainstorm!
Microwave Bowl Holders. I recently made some with my sewing student. Her mother was beyond happy with them.
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I think I will go over to u tube and see what I can find for you dotty. I would like to see what they are showing as new this year.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:52 PM
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So far, this is all I could find to get you started thinking about little gifts. It is a gal on u tube that has a craft booth and she tells how well each thing sold at the fair. The gal has individual videos for each craft she talks about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrhimE80u-Q
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:35 AM
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Check out Sew4Home website. Lots and lots of ideas there. I have made lots of their ideas, the latest being the Slim Crossbody Pouch. here is a link to the website just do a search for the Slim Crossbody Pouch. It is perfect to wear when you are outside by yourself and need to keep your cell phone handy in case of an emergency. I live alone and if I fell or something happened that I could not get back inside, well.....it could be awhile before anyone found me. I never go outside without it. It is going to be my go to Christmas gift this year. BTW I did not do the piping on mine.

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Old 07-04-2019, 04:45 AM
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I made soap holders out of wash cloths. I put lavender soap in the ones for women and Dial soap for the men. I also cut my scraps into 1" wide strips, join them together and then I used a size O crochet hook to make place mats. These are reversible and it's a good way to use up scraps.
Directions for the soap-holder are https://happiestcamper.com/wash-cloth-soap-holder
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I was at a craft fair and the lady had a cute display. She made 4 sizes of fabric bowls. all the same fabrics in all four sizes. She stacked them and tied a ribbon around them. It was so cute.
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I have a fellow guild member that simply zig zags a christmas fabric band onto standard hand towels. They are decorative and usable.
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