One of the great things about becoming a more experienced quilter/sewist is that you can collect together some "go to patterns" for gifts.
Recently I wanted to give a gift to two very dear friends. One of them is amazing at crochet and has made me a beautiful winter cowl from Shetland wool. The other friend has recently shown an interest in quilting and I have given her a quick lesson in the basics! ;0)
I came across an amazing tutorial for a crochet hook case and decided it was definitely worth trying. The instructions were easy to follow and the case was quick to make. The great thing about it is that it can easily become a "go to pattern" as it could be adapted as an ipad case, kindle case or even a pencil case!!
My friend loved it and I am delighted with the end product. I went with some linen on the outside and added some fun fabric ribbon for the loop!
You can find the turorial here.Sometimes Crafter Crochet Hook Case
My second project was a chance to use up some cute fig tree scraps and create a pin cushion for a new quilter. We all need lots of pin cushions don't we?! My friend was pleased with her gift. I think she liked the pins too...
This is definitely one of my "go to patterns". So much so that I don't even use a pattern anymore! Last year I made 8 of these with children in a little sewing group I ran for children.
I honestly think I could do them in my sleep now!!
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