Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In the Queue Wednesday

Christmas Presents for Co-Workers (aka Friends!)
I finally came up with an idea for Christmas presents for my friends at work this year. In years past, I've made aprons, bathrobes and fabric purses. It's getting more difficult every year to come up with another sewing-related idea... But this one is a doozy!

And I can't tell you what it is...

Why not? Because I want it to be a surprise, and all of my friends read my blog.

In fact, I had the idea to simply put a link in this post to a picture of my idea, hoping that they would valiantly resist the temptation to click on the link. Then, you and I would know, but they would still be surprised. I ran this idea by them and the majority responded, "Oh, I'd definitely click on the link."

Well, you've got to give them points for honesty. ;)

So, all I can tell you is what I've already told them - I'm going to ask each of them to pick a bright, colorful, fun fabric that appeals, and it's not an article of clothing. But I'm pretty sure that it will be a hit! :)

Speaking of brightly colored fabrics and sewing Christmas presents, I've been doing some internet research on potholders (for my grandmother) and it sounds like there are two main options for the "filling". Some people use two or three layers of cotton batting (such as Warm and Natural), while others use a special heat resistant material called Insul-brite. If anyone reading this has experience and/or advice with either of these options, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks! :)

Oh, and as for the mystery Christmas presents for my friends, don't worry, I'll get to them. They are in the queue! ;)

5 comments:

Lori said...

I have made potholders with the two options. Insul-brite is better, you cannot feel the heat through the potholder. Good luck with your gifts.

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Anonymous said...

What are you making for them? I won't tell :)
-Natalie

and sew it begins... said...

Is the gift for us (your co-workers)....potholders?!
:D

Becky said...

I used the Insul-brite on the potholders I made for my friend for her wedding-- a double layer, which may have been dumb, since I originally made mitts and I could not turn the thumb out to save my life with it! And good luck with the gifts!

Also, I tagged you in a meme, but don't feel obligated to do it. ;)