Recently, my thoughtful husband decided the thing to do was to search for a special gift that would compliment me, as his way of saying “Thank you” for putting up with him, changing the baby’s poopy diapers, being an amazing mommy, and all-around great wife.
The gift he found was this artifact of folk-art loveliness:
A painted stoneware rolling pin! Isn’t it simply gorgeous? I think so, and it works great; I already tried it out on some simple sugar cookies.
I want to take very good care of it… but I do not have a rolling pin stand, nor do I have a canister in which to store it. What to do? A few days ago I sewed up a little make-up bag using this tutorial, and my husband suggested “What if you make [the bag] longer, pad it, and make a sort of ‘rolling pin cozy’?”
I thought that sounded like a great idea, kind of unique, kind of playful, and totally fun, so today I went out and got some charming colorful fabric worthy of protecting my rolling pin, and cut very long 7.5”x43” strips.
After that I did some dedicated sewing, smooth pressing, and then some careful stuffing…
… And voila!
A rolling pin cozy! A soft pouch in which to safely store my folk-art rolling pin when it is not hard at work rolling pie crusts or sugar cookies!