When my husband said he was getting my sister a subscription to Rush Limbaugh's newsletter (he had her name for our Christmas gift exchange) I knew I had to step in. But naturally I fell behind during the holidays because, well, I almost always do. I managed to mail these things just a couple of weeks ago. Since she hopefully has received them by now I thought I'd share here. Hopefully sis will like her handmade portion of her gift, and forgive the lateness. I also sent her some money to go toward a bamboo wind chime, since I couldn't find a nice one, and that is what she actually asked for. All in all, I think it's better than Rush.
The pattern for the bag came from here. I left out the interfacing because I thought the heavy fabric would be stiff enough. Next time I'll use the interfacing. And make a smaller loop handle. It's made to hang from a doorknob.
The idea for the small felt pincushion came from here , a nice step-by-step photo tutorial. It's made from a plastic bottle cap - how cool is that? Very quick and easy to make, and fun!