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 ( http://downtoearthforums.com/showthread.php?t=8505&p=115914#post115914 ) 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!