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Monday, January 19, 2015
The Hope Chest Inspired Shower, Part 4: Bowl Covers!
Reversible Bowl Covers: useful and attractive coverings to be used instead of (or over) plastic wrap. They are great for taking to pot lucks and picnics!
This set was a small and quickly made gift addition to the 'Hope Chest' shower gift basket for my niece, Kelly's, Tea Party wedding shower. (See HERE for details of the shower, an explanation of the 'Hope Chest' gift project, and the first set of gifts. See Here and Here for Parts 2 & 3.)
They were made with coordinating cotton print fruit fabrics from my fat quarter stash and narrow elastic in the casing made between the two fabrics. Although I made them to go over three different sized glass bowls in my kitchen, they will fit over many sizes. I simply traced around the bowl tops onto brown paper and added a couple of inches for overlap and seams.
This was actually the third set I have made of these covers. I have given each set away as gifts and each time the recipient has to be told what they are!!! The first thing they do is put them on their heads! They think they are shower caps! We all had a great laugh over them at the shower. I will have to enclose a picture on a gift tag next time. (Maybe not... I love the surprise when they are told they are Bowl Covers!)
A little thought to ponder: "It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth---and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up---that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had."