Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mittens and Tissue Covers

Lately, I've been working on some Christmas gifts for family and friends.  First I made several sets of wool mittens.  The mittens are made from felted wool.  I bought some 100% wool sweaters and jackets at thrift shops, and then felted them by washing in hot water and drying on high heat.  The mittens are lined with fleece which makes them very cozy as well as quite warm. The pattern is found here.

I also wanted to make some easy stocking stuffers.  I was reading Erin's blog a week or two ago and she was making travel size tissue covers.  These little covers are so handy to use and so easy to make that I really got into the swing of things.  Before I knew it, I had made a couple of dozen. So, those of you who actually know me will probably be getting one. If you'd like the pattern, it can be found here.
 The covers can be made very quickly with a pillow shape, or you can spend just a bit more time and box the corners.  I personally like them better with boxed corners. This is really a fun project that uses up lots of scraps in very little time.
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