Okay, here's what I'm thinking of making for my friends and co-workers for Christmas (at least 9 people, maybe more) - matching, insulated kitchen carrying cases - one for a bottle of wine and one for a casserole dish.
One of the reasons I think that this gift will be well-received (for the most part) is that we regularly have potlucks at work and most everyone brings in delicious home-made dishes! Plus, many folks are also "into" wine. So, it may not be perfect for everyone, but it should work.
Of course, each person's set will be made from different fabric - either I'll choose designs and colors that I think they'll like OR I may even let them choose the fabric... Still thinking about that.
The internet has tons of free patterns for both of these items. I did some browsing and the patterns (pictured above) that I like best (so far) are these:
If you know of other patterns to recommend, please let me know. :)
Well, another project with a deadline - for now, at least, I'd better order the insul-brite insulation... Don't worry, I'll get to them! They're in the queue. ;)