Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Handmade and recycled for Christmas

We bought a new cover for the ironing board the other day.... about time since all our clothes had lattice print after ironing. What do you do with an old ironing board cover? The fabric was not much good with all the stains, but the lining...... that nice fluffy heat resistant lining? Although it was too compressed for ironing, it still has a lot of mileage in it. Couldn't bring myself to throw it out, so thinking cap went on.......

/light bulbs go off in brain/ Oven mitts and potholders!! What better material to use for lining oven mitts?

I got 2 long rectangles and some squares out of the lining, and made the first one yesterday in a nice Christmas print. Forgot to sew a little hoop in the binding for hanging the thing up.... but I'll unpick the seam and sneak one in.

I am now pondering embellishment of the pockets..... I am thinking some applique holly leaves and suffolk puff berries to match the print, but I may settle for glued on green felt leaves.... I'll see how I feel later. But, now I have to go back to the sewing machine and quilt the other rectangle and squares! I am feeling quite Christmas'y making all these presents.... much more than when I go shopping for presents. It must be that making the gift is a gift itself...... double giving, double soft mushy feeling!!

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