I made a few potholders for Christmas gifts. For these I used Insulbrite and cotton flannel inside. The one with mushrooms is for my daughter who loves to forage for mushrooms. This is one side.
This is the other side.
And to go with the potholders...dishtowels, crocheted dishrags and crocheted scrubbies. I usually use old embroidery transfers and embroider on the towels but this year I added a strip across the bottom of the towels that matches the potholders. Looks like I'm a scrubby short but I probably have one in my "gifty box". I try to keep a box of things like these so I have gifts for any occasion but it looks like that box is getting low.
I made a special set for my good friend who claims she is an African Queen. (It's a harmless delusion so I play along). She is the complete opposite of me but other than that she is exactly like me. Won't she have a good laugh when I give her some African Queen potholders. (She gives me gifts suitable for a bonnie Irish lass - my harmless delusion).
(She doesn't know I have a blog so I can show her gift. I don't want her here visiting. She'd go overboard with gushing even when things aren't really gushworthy. Ah, friends!)