Gem Bag

My son purchased a gem excavation kit, which came with a small gem bag.

He determined the bag was too small and asked for my assistance in making a new one.

He picked colors and sewed up the sides, and I helped with the drawstring.

I love the results and he does too!

My First Christmas Ornament

I wanted to make something fun and meaningful for Christmas. I’m giddy at how well this turned out!

I used scrapped t-shirts for filling, but I think I’ll use standard polyfill next time – it’s lighter. I also re-wrote the pattern some to make it less confusing. I had no less than 5 false starts! That got a little frustrating. Next improvements are to get a smaller hook and improve how I start the rounds (another pattern rewrite).