Monday, November 13, 2017

What to make for holiday gifts

Bowls, bowls, and more bowls.

That is what I have been working on the last week or so. I just can't get enough.  Each one is so unique and there are so many different shapes and sizes that comes out at the end.

I have been slowly, but surely making my way through strips of fabric and yardage that wouldn't be much good for anything else.  You wouldn't believe the pretty bowls I am getting out of the ugliest fabrics!  It is like magic!

I promise I am working on a tutorial for these bowls.  It just isn't finished yet.  :)  I get rolling along on one and forget to take any progress photos.

I have quite the little collection building on my desktop:






I think the thing I love most about these bowls it that everyone could use one.  Unless of course they are already super organized and have pretty containers for their hair ties, keys, office clips, candies, Wonder clips, phone chargers, guest bathroom lotions and soaps...need I go on?  :)  They can be used for just about everything. 

How are you coming along with your holiday sewing?  Any new projects you are trying?

20 comments:

  1. I am definitely interested in your tutorial! I think I could really get into making these. They look fantastic!

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  2. Each one is unique, a tutorial would be so handy, and before the gift giving time begins, you have been so busy.

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  3. Such a beautiful grouping! What a great way to make for the holiday and use up fabric you wouldn't otherwise. We just made most of our big Christmas purchases (we make a weekly photo calendar that we gift to our family each year) this weekend, so I'm feeling pretty good at the moment.

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  4. I am so looking forward to your tutorial. I love your bowls.

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  5. I love the colorful collection! Can't wait to see your tutorial:)

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  6. Super cute bowls. I'm looking forward to your tutorial.

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  7. Hi Jen,
    Yes, please to the tutorial question. Oh, that wasn't a question . . . but still, yes please! So nice and SO useful for everyone like you mentioned. Some of your peeps are going to be very happy if these are gifts. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. Love your bowls. I have only made one so far but I am seriously collecting strips for the next ones!

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  9. Aren't these so fun to make? Yours are great, I especially like the oblong ones!

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  10. These are so pretty!! I'm looking forward to reading your tutorial.

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  11. Such lovely bowls. And you're right...who couldn't use one? Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  12. These are so cool and would make wonderful gifts. I hope you do write a tutorial, I'd love to learn how to make them :)

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  13. I love all of your bowls, looks like you can't just make one. My strips and I are eagerly waiting for your tutorial.

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  14. Very Nice Collection.Thnx for sharing keep up the Good work...

    Best Embroidery Design>> Machine Embroidery Design

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  15. A quilt guild member did a workshop on making the coasters and bowls last month. No charge except for the cotton clothesline.
    I signed up then passed it by for 2 reasons--- I don't need any more projects, and I didn't have the #14 and #16 needles for my machine.
    I guess another reason is because another member told me she has to have her machine serviced after everytime she makes them. That is something I just can't afford.

    But....I really would love to know how to make them because they are so pretty. Also as you said, a good way to use up those fabrics you probably wouldn't use anyway. I have lots of those and have them saved out for rug making.

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    1. Marsha- I am replying here because you are marked as no-reply so I hope you get this. :) I just use a universal needle and make sure to clean out the fuzzies and go slow. No servicing or special equipment needed. My next post is a full tutorial so you can check that out!

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