Thanks for the compliments on the make-up bag. I did draft the pattern myself, just using the measurements from the original bag and adjusting them for the requested change. I find that I really kind of like the process of trying to copy something as closely as possible.
Awhile ago I saw someone (on a blog) wrap a tea towel and dish cloth around a wooden spoon and tie it up with a ribbon. Viola! A great gift. I liked this idea and decided to use it this Christmas. Unfortunately, I can't find the blog where I saw it. And I've really searched because I can't get mine to look very good tied around the spoon.
Anyway, these will be gifts for school and Sunday school teachers, babysitters, etc.
Garter Stitch Lace Facecloth
Lacy Picot Swirl Cloth
Lion Brand Lion Cotton Dish Cloth
Diagonal Knit Dish Cloth
Lace Zig Zag Dishcloth Pattern
All of the embroidery designs are from Needlecrafter.com except for the "Java" one. It is from a Savvy Stitches package of embroidery transfers that I purchased from Fabric.com.
I just finished fixing three jackets for a friend. Two needed zippers replaced and one needed a new button loop. I wasn't excited about doing it (the zippers), but once I started, it wasn't as bad as I had feared. Now I'm done and moving on to a new dress for my daughter.