Aspire each day to laugh and be happy!
I received pretty crocheted potholders from a neighbor to whom I gave a couple of my towel holders. They are perfectly made, and I love the ridges. I found the pattern online on Ravelry as German potholders. The description reads “Every girl born before 1938 in Germany had to learn how to make those in Elementary School – and was graded for this skill! Traditionally, made in identical pairs”. This accurately describes the giver of these potholders; I’ll have to ask her if she knows the pattern by heart.
I also received a gift card in this beautifully handmade wallet. Look at the pretty Asian themed fabric , the Japanese coin used as a faux closure, the perfect stitching, and the many slots for cards. Interestingly, the maker of this wallet was also foreign born.
Although I don’t have the identical pattern for this wallet, the following are some pattern options found on my free little projects page on Pinterest.
Do you like giving and/or receiving handmade gifts?
I wish you much happiness in your life, and in your creative adventures this year.