Build Your Own 5 Gallon Bucket Emergency Kit. Everyone should have one of these emergency buckets packed and ready to go. If you only ever do one thing for emergency preparedness, put together one of these kits.
Wool Sweater Throw. Repurpose old or secondhand sweaters to make this cozy throw. Use 9-inch squares of felted wool fabric, and arrange them in a pattern. Sew the horizontal rows together first, using a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Then sew the vertical rows together, matching the seams. Sew perle cotton ties at the intersections. Use a flannel sheet to back the quilt, and topstitch 1-inch from the edge around the perimeter to finish.