Thursday, 20 December 2012

Scrappy String Block Oven Mitt (and other simple gifts to make)

Sewing/Home Decorating:


Just finishing up the last of my Christmas sewing now. Though with 6 days to go I still have 1/2 my modern Christmas tree quilt to get finished!!! :0

Anyway, I got a couple of little gift done today. I made this simple oven mitt using some string blocks I made a few months ago. 


I played around with the layout of the blocks trying to decide which one I liked best.. mmm this one's good..


but I like this option too..


and this was pretty cool too...


I lined it with special heat proof wadding to ensure no one gets their fingers burnt and did some very close machine quilting before binding it in a matching red stripe! Love it... might make another one for my pending new kitchen!


I also made a couple other quick gifts - firstly, a cute scented pillow. I used a hot pink painted heart I made back here and did a little running stitch around the outside before stuffing it with toy stuffing and a couple sprigs of rosemary from my garden. 

Rosemary is a great alternative to lavender if you want to try it - it's supposed to help with headaches, improve mental alertness and ease muscle aches and pains....personally I just love the smell! 


And some covered coat hangers similar to those I made back here.

Well this is my last post before Christmas -  I hope you have got lots of sewing done and wishing you a lovely Christmas with those you love.

Caity x

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