Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Good Morning, or Afternoon as it may be for you!
Well.....a little bird told me that you are talking about me :)
I awoke this morning to this most delightful message,

Good Morning!
Just wanted you to know that I hear the most wonderful things about your blog. You are helping people and inspiring them!
I can't imagine how much work it is, but trust me, your readers adore it.
Susan Khalje

So, to Susan, thank you for taking the time to send the note. And to all of you who have "talked about me," my most heart felt thanks. In response to the comment about the work, it's not work when you love doing whatever it is you do :)

Now, on to the day at hand! Before you think that I have somehow slipped into some strange gap in the cyber world and the blog has become a craft blog, i.e. yesterday's pumpkins and now today's post, just wait until tomorrow for Fabulous Free Pattern Friday!!! But in all honesty, I LOVE crafts!!! I think it helps to satisfy the kid in me.
Although Christmas is still a few months away, it will be here before we know it. Since I love doing little gifts for my friends that are actually useful, I need to get started. So I came across this super cute little potholder from
She calls it an Easter Potholder as it's shaped like an Easter Egg. I think it's super cute and very useful for anytime of the year. 
The shape is simple, but Miss Mary has kindly made a free pattern available so that we are sure to get the correct size. It's just one page, so NO TAPING!!!! Print out 2 sheets of the pattern, cut out the egg shape for the body of the pot holder and then cut out the shaped piece for the pocket. Simple!!!
I have a group of friends whom I exchange gifts with and they all enjoy music, so I made musical potholders for them!!! The surprise is over if they see this post, but that's okay :) They'll love them anyway.
As I said, they are so easy to put together and such fun to make. You can customize them for whatever the occasion is or whatever the person enjoys.The thought occurred to me that they would even make a great money holder. So if you would like to give money to a bride to be, she gets a useful gift with a little bonus tucked inside the pocket.
They wrap beautifully around a pot handle.
You can find the instructions and the free pattern here. There are lots of other cute ideas on Miss Mary's blog, so be sure to check it out!

Now, if you are planning to do some sewing for Christmas, there are a few free patterns available from me.
This easy to make Fleece Slipper pattern.
The Poinsettia Napkin Ring Pattern.

And The Clamshell Wristlet. 

If you would like a pattern for the Fleece Slippers, the Poinsettia Napkin Ring, or the Clam Shell Wristlet, or all of the above, just email me at sewbussted@yahoo.com and I will be happy to send out the pattern....or patterns.
Happy Sewing!!!

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  1. Hi Rhonda, your blog IS wonderful and inspiring. I really love the pot holders. These are a great way to use up scraps of fabric. I love your patterns too, especially the Clamshell Purse. It looks so vintage. xx

  2. Hi Rhonda:

    I would love to receive a copy of the Fleece Slipper Pattern.

    That's all for now, Nancy

    1. Hi Nancy, Please email me at sewbussted@yahoo.com and I will be happy to send the pattern to you.