A couple of years ago I got totally caught up in making fabric bowls, using the directions in Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Bowls by Linda Johansen . I know my granddad loved the Christmas Fabric Bowl I sent him with Christmas Cookies and I tried to find time this past Christmas to make him a new fabric bowl but didn't achieve my goal. I'm now thinking of making him a different type that is shown on Craft Stylish for his dresser top. I know I should make one for the top of my husbands dresser for all the "treasures" he takes out of his pockets at night. The Craft Stylish bowls actually look like they would be durable enough to take the nuts, bolts and screws it would have to hold at the end of a day. I think I would use cotton cording rather than rope though so the machine would penetrate the strands easily.