Monday, January 30, 2012

Sew satisfying....

As someone who is an adequate but lazy sewer, I have to admit that the perfectly good sewing machine I have in the cupboard is rarely used these days! In days of yore, I have been known to whip up a cute little outfit for one of the children-but considering that the "children" are aged 28,25 & 18 it has been a while!

So when I read of a challenge on the Down to Earth Forum ( ) to handmake one item a month for 2012 I decided to sign up! The theme for January was " something for your kitchen" and I decided that I would make a heat resisant pot trivet and oven mitts.......................well, as January mosied along I was too busy to sit down & sew! I finally made it to today ( 30th January) and found some time to make my planned items.

I used some brightly coloured printed drill fabric which was left over from an outfit I made our youngest 16 years ago ( yep, that's right.. I still had the leftover fabric in the cupboard-I've carted it with us through 5 house moves!) and used some thermal batting picked up from Spotlight. I didn't want to buy a pattern- so I made it up as I went along! All things considered I'm happy with my efforts!

I really like the shot of colour they add to the kitchen!


  1. Oh goody, you can make some for me.:)

  2. Love the look! These look great! Didn't know about the challenge, I have only a day left. I think I can get something made!

  3. Hi Ladies!

    Now that I've started I think I've got the bug! I ended up making a basic quilt for the cot we've set up in the spare room-with both daughters expecting in the next couple of months we decided to set up a "nursery area" for when they are home.

  4. Oh I love the nice bright look. Must go check out the challenge, sounds like a good one!


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