Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Crafts on the Road

As I try to put my vacation thoughts and pictures together i thought that i would share with you a few projects that i worked on while i was gone.

I like to have some hand sewing with me when i go away....and this time it was primarily bindings that i wanted to packed up and off they went with me.

The first one that i finished was this retro potholder/hot pad. My wonderful aunt had brought me one that she found and wondered if i could figure out how to make it...well, honestly, i had no clue how they did it and then one day i ran across a tutorial for one from Going Sew Crazy. It was easy to follow and i learned a few new things. It is not perfect but my aunt loved it and that is what counts.

I also made a matching/coordinating dish rug for her, and another for the owner of the cottage where we stayed. The tutorial was from Jennifer at That Girl...That Quilt. She gave great easy to follow instructions. I modified it a little by using a old bath towel instead of a dish towel...consequently that made it too thick to turn out so i put a traditional quilt binding on it instead of top stitching the outer edge..

i hope to make at least 2 more of these to use the other recycled towel pieces that i have left.

i will catch you soon with more projects and vacation pics!!! it is good to be back!



jlk said...

Cute projects.

Splendorfalls said...

Cute! I am wondering what you use a dish rug for? Is it for storage, or like a big hot pad?

beth said...

GREAT job!

Anne-Marie said...

Super cute potholder! I love how big it is, seems way handier than the little tiny ones. Goodbye burned fingers LOL

twin fibers said...

Those are so fun!
Glad you're having a great and relaxing summer!
:) Jessica

angela said...

Awesome hand projects - and hostess gifts! Love that potholder you tried!

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