Made these denim potholders as a housewarming present for a farmer friend using the back pockets of his old jeans (the rest of them are slatted to become a quilt), some awesome left over chicken fabric and quilt batting. Also made a pan handle potholder (perfect for cast iron) and painted the wood spoons to match. It was hit, and didn’t cost anything to make!
This has been a week of firsts…my first week rounding at St. Francis, my first week back in lab at CAIRD since my fellowship, first time getting my car stuck in the snow this season, and the list goes on. So it seems fitting to finally jump back into blogging again with my first post of the year being about my FIRST SEWING MACHINE! Needless to say I’m thrilled. Enough of the firsts and onto the good stuff, pictures!
My lovely new machine, it’s been very easy to learn.
And now for a few of my first projects…of course I would need a dust cover for the machine. Plus I found this really great remnant at JoAnn’s that goes very well with the craft room decor. The pattern was a Simplicity Project Runway pattern that just so happened to be on sale for a $1.
Handmade swaddling blankets for my dearest friend Krista who is expecting their first in May! One side is white flannel and the printed side is cotton. I borrowed this idea from Martha Stewart and embellished it a bit.