Thursday, December 10, 2009

my creative space ... scraps for pots

I have a lot of test prints and a few bloopers from a few weeks ago when I started printing - most on calico. I couldn't bear to throw them away, so I thought I could chop them up and make something. The first thing that came to mind was a pot holder as I don't have any, and they would be very useful on roast night around here! So I started cutting up and sewing back together ...



Then I added some wadding and a couple more scraps, cut to size to ensure it was heat resistant ...



 

A quick sew up this morning while Little Mister ate his toast, and voila!


I really enjoyed making this - it was fast and resulted in something really useful.

I just noticed that this was my 99th blog post ... I can feel a giveaway coming on for my 100th post. Check back tomorrow!

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31 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Now that is just gorgeous - waste not want not!
PS - have you thought about having scrap packs available in the shop?

Vic said...

You know... (hint hint) I would buy that....

Ooty said...

that is lovely!!!

Umatji said...

Great - I love saving oddities with real useful creations - fabric was great. Scraps is a good idea curly pops!

Karen said...

Pefrect use of your rejected prints. They'd be lovely little Christmas gifts too.

Michelle said...

I absolutely love this! Beautiful!

Tammy James said...

I LOVE your pot holder .. now I am wondering if you have any blooper or mis print tea towel sized pieces that you would be willing to sell at a discount ... I have a great project in mind and your fabric would be perfect for it!

teddybearswednesday said...

I love that potholder, it's really stunning!

created by Kylie said...

That looks great; you have to sell these in your shop. That give’s me an idea, what about aprons as well, you could do a whole matching kitchen pack – what a great gift! (Like you don’t have enough to do!!!)

Melanie said...

i love your signature circle design. It looks great on everything.

redorgrayart said...

that blue is a magical shade....love your scraps

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

I love it!!

Kirsty said...

Hasn't it come up beautifully.

Barbara said...

great idea to use your scraps!

Meagan @ecoMILF said...

you're so clever! Looks great! xo m.

V for Violet said...

Goodness!!! While I am scrabbling around in the dark, drinking tea and making packed lunches in the morning, you are just whipping up a bit if sewing!!! I am so impressed - and its lovely. xx

SurrealDesign said...

I Love the Circle Design! :)

74 Lime Lane said...

great reuse Nic and they look fantastic!
(although I can't believe you didn't have potholders!)

Bec Lewis said...

A great idea to use all those random bits.

Kate said...

What a fantastic idea! And it works in so well with your idea of decking your lovely kitchen out with beautiful stuff. Definitely something new to add to the range.

One Flew Over said...

Love the pot holder and that shade of blue is simply stunning!

Sherrin said...

Great idea! There's nothing like quick and satisfying craft.

Catherine said...

The pot holder looks great what a great idea and the prints look effective together. I love the blue.:)

gretchenmist said...

it's pretty gorgeous!

it'd be a shame to put it near a pot really :)

Tania said...

I'd be having a strict clean pot only policy - it's delicious!

Little Eve said...

Gorgeous fabrics and a beautiful pot holder!

Jenifir said...

Great use of 'waste' materials. Your fabrics look fabulous.

MiM said...

pot holder- love it! love the prints too :)

Nettle & Brier said...

Really really beautiful print, I would definitely buy a pot holder that looked like that.:)

Nikki Cardigan said...

Nice work Nic. Something beautiful from scraps.

Aussie-waffler said...

That is just wonderful, and the colours are gorgeous too. What a super clever way to use up some scraps, you clever thing you.