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Dog Potholders

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I was invited over to a friend's place for Christmas Eve dinner, I made these dog potholders for her and was going to take them over there. Unfortunately, I ended up getting the flu and couldn't go. I'll give her the potholders another time. It's not much fun being sick and alone at Christmas, hopefully next year will be better.

Scarf

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This was gifted today so I can show some pictures of the scarf I made for my daughter, Lindsay. I had some nice yarn that I bought in Haines, Alaska, I wanted to try the fan and feather pattern, My mom always made afghans using that pattern. I just about had smoke coming out of my ears trying to figure out how to do it. I ripped it out 6 times before the penny finally dropped. There were only two balls of yarn, I kept going until it was used up. Lindsay said she liked it. :)

Throwback Thursday; "Ed Winter" by Linda H.

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Linda H made "Ed Winter" for me in 2003, I hang him up every Christmas. There isn't much wall space here, so I hang the dowel on some cupboard knobs.

Another Gift Bag

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Here is another gift bag that made. I've got them all done now, the Christmas fabric bin is put away until next year.

Christmas Gift Bag

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I tweaked the pattern a bit and made this gift bag taller so I could fold back the cuff. Every year I make gift bags, but my Christmas fabric stash never seems to reduce. I think it must breed and multiply after I put the lids back on the bins.

First Attempt

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Every year I make some Christmas gift bags, this year I wanted to try something different. I followed a good tutorial from birchfabrics.blogspot.ca for fabric boxes. (Thank you for the free instructions!) The top was supposed to be folded down like a cuff. I thought if I folded down the top on this one, it would be too shallow to be a gift holder. I think I'll increase the measurement for the height on the next one.