Friday, March 27, 2009

Crafty is as crafty does

Look what I made! I've been trying to work on my "just a little something" Christmas gifts, you know those gifts that you need for the teacher, co-worker, etc, etc.

It's a dishcloth and a scrubby with a crocheted handle and cover so that the rough scrubby isn't against your skin, I hate that and I know I can't be the only one. I hate using S.O.S pads for the same reason. I know I should wear gloves when washing dishes, oh yeah I'm still washing dishes no dishwasher. I don't mind half as much as my kids do but I think this is a great idea, my kids didn't share my enthusiasm. I knit the dishcloth, go Tanya, go Tanya.

I don't know if it would be a good gift, I'm probably the only one in 2009 that doesn't have a dishwasher. I also like the idea of being able to hang it up to air dry instead of letting it fester in the holder. I have issues lol.

If anyone is interested I will post the pattern, although I've never done a pattern I will try. All you need is a scrubby and I used cotton yarn for the cover and a little elastic for the handle. As you can see the scrubbies are sold in packs of 3/$1.00, very thrifty.

I added the lining to my jacket, did the shoulder shaping--sleeve heads, should pads and a piece of fleece that I saw on someones blog it may have been on Erica B’s but it really helps the jacket lay well and you don't see the outline of the should pad, great tip, thanks bloggers. I have some hand sewing to do, hem it and do the buttons/buttonholds and it will be done.


Carol said...

I think this is a great idea! Even when you have a dishwasher there are still some things better washed by hand and this will make scrubbing pots so much easier! Count me in for a pattern. Thanks!

Faye Lewis said...

Can't wait to see your jacket. You're not the only one with a dishwasher (me neither).

Jada said...

Cute idea!! I don't have a dishwasher either!:(LOL

Julia said...

I think this is great. Even with a dishwasher there are times you need a scrubby. I use them all the time!! Gloves what are those? When my girls were younger we didn't have a dishwasher and my DH couldn't understand why I wanted one. His theory was that I had 3 (our daughters). I told him that they were broken and didn't work.,

De-Stressing with Cooking, Crafting and Gardening! said...

Adorable and practical. I like it.

Sheila said...

I have a dishwasher and still wash dishes by hand. Great idea.