Did you notice my newest sidebar? I have entered my first bloggy gift exchange called the Covert Robin run by Rachael of Imaginegnats. There is an element of surprise to it all because you don't know who will be giving you a gift. Sort of like white elephant. You can learn more about it if you click on the link to my sidebar.
The person I was assigned to make something for was Wanda from Wanda's quilts and crafts. I checked out her blog to try and figure out what she would like. She had just organized her kitchen so I thought a new set of hot pads and a oven mitt would be a good gift. Virginia, of Gingercake had put up a free tutorial on an oven mitt awhile back and I knew it was the perfect project. (You should check out her blog and etsy store too, she's got really cute patterns). For the hot pads I used the hot pad pattern by Amanda in the Handmade Home.
This gift exchange was super fun and I got to meet some new folks out their in crafty blog land. I'll post about what I got next! You'll love it!