Crafts Linked to Val's Tuesday Archives

Thank you, Val, for the Tuesday Archives. I am glad so many of us can share with others what we have been making. I especially like getting new ideas from others. 

I have condensed some of my crafted items from other blogs on this post. I would be happy to know if you have done anything like these, or if there is one you especially like. Let me know in a comment below or at: with CRAFTS in the subject.

I made pillows for my nieces and nephews for Christmas 2014. My parents (who are no longer with us) had a bedspread or bedcover made with knotted designs. It was not in the best shape, but I cut 18" squares from it and made pillows. I put zippers on them for easy washing and a nice pillow form I bought from JoAnn Fabrics which had a zipper on the cover. I do not have pictures of the 8 pillows I made, but they all were similar to this one. They were thrilled to have these and I was very happy to pass on something to them that belonged to their grandparents. 


In March 2014, I posted about the pincushions I have been making for a swap organized by These are just some of what I have made with the pattern. (Click here to learn about pattern.)

I am using my felted wool and am pleased I did not have to purchase any fabric for the project. 


I participated in a ruffles blog hop creating the Christmas tree below. I have a tutorial HERE if you are interested in how I made it. 


Microwave Bowl Cozies are my latest project. I am making them to sell at the Gala Gourmet, a local kitchen shoppe. I will be able to use some of my large cotton fabric stash for these. The photo shows just 2 of the many that I have made. They are reversible. They are made of totally 100% cotton materials and come with instructions for use. They are like a potholder that can be used as a pretty server under your bowl of oatmeal, soup or whatever from the microwave. Just hold opposing corners as you take it from the microwave and you are all set. 


I gathered my felt, cut out pieces, found the buttons, and began stitching and finally stuffing to finish the Wishing Owl sample for a childrens' class I taught at the ArtsPlace on February 22. 


Jo said...

I have made these microwave bowl too. I love them.
Nice work

beaquilter said...

Ohhhhh I want that OWL.... I may need to assign you to be my pin cushion partner...??? :P

Valerie Reynolds said...

Nancy you are so very welcome! And thank you for rejuvenating all these awesome projects. I'm off to work but will return to look at them all individually. Happy Day! V:)