Yep! Blame it on the magazine that my friend Deborah showed me……..and my lack of will power! Yep! I bought the magazine and some more fabric! Guess that won’t surprise you! In all seriousness, if you ever get a Gooseberry Patch Book or Magazine, you will absolutely LOVE IT! I probably have 7 or 8 of their books (not necessarily Christmas versions) and they have THE BEST ideas for cooking and crafting. They are cute, creative, and yummy! I have gotten numerous ideas from their publications for years, and this one is no exception!
When my friend Deborah showed me a few things that she liked in the magazine, I couldn’t get to the store fast enough! I thumbed through her copy and several projects caught my attention. But the page that first caught my eye was this one:
These potholders (remember the Pot Pinchers?) are a little different and I loved the little pocket on this style. I plan on putting a few recipe cards in the pocket, along with some small whisks and wooden spoons that I purchased several months ago. I found them at JoAnn’s, but don’t expect to find them there now, as this was several months ago. One of those things that I snatched up and stashed away for Christmas. This pattern said to use a bath towel for the terry cloth inner layers. However, I decided it would be more cost effective to purchase terry cloth yardage ($6.99 a yard, and even cheaper with a coupon). I was able to cut 6 Oven Mitt Sets out of 1/2 yard of terry cloth. The cloth on the front is a vintage dishtowel that they cut up to make these mitts. I decided to use material instead and not bother to search for the dishtowels. Here are the fabrics I cut out — the blue cupcakes are left over from an apron that I made my Sister-in-law last year. The pink cupcakes and polka dots are from the Cabbage Rose Quilt Shop in Ft. Worth.
I haven’t made the bias binding for them yet, but I plan to use a solid red binding on the blue fabric, and polka dotted binding on the pink fabric. I don’t really like the pre-packaged bias tapes — I prefer to make my own to match my projects. If you are a beginner, you might want to just purchase some, but it comes in a limited amount of colors, and I’m pretty picky about my colors matching! So, I recommend you buy a little metal gadget that helps you make your own bias tape with strips of fabric. They are about $6, and well worth the money!
That’s all for now, folks! I got all the samples finished for Club next week, and you can look forward to seeing those projects next week. I’m happy with the “final 3” and I think you will be, too. Come back tomorrow for another fun stampin’ project!