I tried to make or purchase most of my gifts this year, but had to supplement with a few items, like the hedge trimmer for Bobby and the pizzelle maker for my mom. I just couldn't find anyone making power tools - sorry.
I asked my friend Greg where his wife Rachel kept her crocheting yarn and hooks. He replied with "the floor," so I searched through the local thrift stores looking for an X-style wooden knitting tote I could recover (like this one). All I found was my dollhouse, which really didn't help the situation.
So, I made her a big-bottomed tote bag complete with holders for her hooks sewn in the lining. I used interfacing for the first time and it wasn't terribly difficult. Note: iron-on interfacing does not stick to all fabrics.
And since patterns and sewing manuals do little more than confuse me, I'm going to put together a tutorial for visual learners with no patterns to blow up and no lingo to look up. How's that sound?
Hope you guys enjoyed your holidays!