So no card today. But I thought you might like to see what other craftiness I get up to when the mood hits me. Last week I got it in my head to make some pot pinchers. The thought just popped in my head and I HAD to make them. Did I have a pattern? No. But I HAD to make them, see? You understand the obsession that comes upon one? I think you do. Most crafters/artists are alike in that aspect.
So I went online and found a youtube video here which showed the process but alas, no pattern. (but being a visual person, the video actually helped more than a pattern). Then I went to E-How and found some written instructions here which I'm sure were excellent ( although Greek to me) but I understood enough to see that they used a 9x5 inch rectangle as the base. I took it from there and made my own template with cardstock.
Here's what you'll need:
Cut 4 9x5 rectangles of fabric, round corners
Cut 8 4 1/2 x5 rectangles of fabric
long strips or fabric cut on the bias about 1 1/2 -2 inches wide for the seam binding (or buy some)
Cotton Quilt Batting
Now follow instructions on the youtube video.
(by the way, the video produces some pretty small mits, the above measurements will give you a bit more finger room.)
So these three sets were all made using scrap fabric and cotton batting. You can use an insulating fabric made special for ironing boards etc but I didn't have any. Though if I owned an ironing board I might have cut the cover up and used it. You could do that.Or you could live on the edge and just make sure your mit doesn't get wet and you'll be fine. :-)
Anyway, all these cute little embellishments I made with buttons, felt, and ribbon available at Sew Sweet.
The yoyo embellie above I used a yoyo maker for. I just bought a simple circle one at the craft store but if you go online via that link above you can see flower shaped ones as well. You know, cos we all need more reasons to spend money :-)
And in case you're still unsure how to use these oven mitts, you stick your fingers in like so:
Isn't it cuuute?
I would like to play along with Inspire Me Fridays.
Thats all for today!
Thanks so much for visiting. :-)