I stumbled across the most clever idea for making paper candy canes. I knew immediately that I had to share it here with you. (Disclaimer: the picture to the left does is NOT what the paper candy canes will look like . . .)
Skip to My Lou has great pictures and directions explaining how to make these paper candy canes. Go there and check it out. She also has a great idea for making a snowflake using plastic berry baskets. (I wish I had known this idea back in the summer so I could save some of those baskets. Oh well. Maybe next summer. If I remember about this idea when it’s sweltering hot . . .)
She also has a pattern for making a diaper for baby dolls. If you’ve got any granddaughters with dolls, this would be a fun thing to make and give as a Christmas present.
And then on her site, she has directions to make adorable totes. These, too, would be fun to make for grandchildren. And, not too hard. There’s a tutorial for a cute, cute tote made out dish towels. There are directions for making a tote out of a tank top and a tote from a pillowcase. There are ten different styles in all. It makes me want to sit down at my sewing machine and sew, sew, sew.