So, I figured I should make my mother something that I knew she would enjoy and use. The picture displays my finished projects. The white Christmas star is a bulky doily that she can use to set underneath things on her wood surfaces. To the upper right is a scrubbie for doing dishes (I absolutely love how it turned out, the spiral affect is fantastic!). Finally, I made her a flower hot pad.
Funny story about the hot pad. I was following a design found here, but couldn't for the life of me figure out how to fold it so that it stayed flat. I probably could have asked around, but I tend to want to do things my way whether or not it's the 'right way.' So, I took what I had and made this design! I think the finished product turned out quite well. This hot pad is bulkier which will keep the heat from soaking through the fabric quickly and making the table hot.
What handmade gifts did you make for the holidays?