DIY duvet comforter: Use two flat sheets, right sides together, sew around edges with 1/2" seam allowance, leave 2 ft opening a foot side, turn right side out. seal with buttons, velcro, fabric ties. don't forget to seal your seams on the inside if you want to wash it. how easy is that!
Homemade tomato paste is an entirely different — and utterly more delicious — beast than the kind you can buy at the supermarket. It takes about a day to make (happily, much of that work is hands off), and in the end, you'll have enough tomato paste to last you through several cooking projects. In my book, homemade is worth the effort, every time.