Last Minute Birthday Gifts
Wanna know a little secret about me? I work best under pressure. Ummm.... I guess to be totally honest I'd better say I work ONLY under pressure. But that doesn't mean that I'm totally stressed out all the time. I just do lots of things last minute without a lot of planning, which some of the time turns out not too badly. So yesterday morning I realized we were having a birthday supper for my aunt and grandma (and me too, but I don't have to make me a gift) and I had NO gift. See, most of you would have thought of that last month, or last week, or even the day before. Oh well. No biggie.
I decided on potholders since you can always use one of those. I have a phobia of gifts that the recipient secretly wonders whatever they're gonna do with it cause it's just not really 'them'. So pot holder = safe! Somewhere I'd seen this style with the little pockets for your hands, so I decided to make a little heart shape and make the pockets out of my scrap bin. For once it turned out right the first time. I drew out the shape and in the end, it turned out to be about the right size.
My grandma likes blue, and flowers, so this was for her. (She's not so big on hot pink and polka dots, I'm sure, but I just had to add it in)
My aunt just repainted her kitchen red, so of course I went with that. To me, red and kitchen just fits together. See that little ladybug print on the left. It's Flutterby by Tula Pink and long out of print, but I bought a fat quarter cause I just love it. I can tell already that it's gonna be gone waaay too soon.