Showing posts with label string block. Show all posts
Showing posts with label string block. Show all posts

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