Saturday, December 12, 2009

Check? Check. And an Oven Towel

Here I am, a bit nervous. It *seems* simple to blog, but is it? I'll find out!

In keeping with the point of this blog, here is a photo of an oven towel I made last night. It was 10pm when I pulled out my sewing machine and put my itchy fingers into my fabric scraps. I just "shopped" a glorious stash of fabric at my friend's mother's kind invitation, so I couldn't concentrate on, oh, dishes or getting children to bed or anything, until I cut into and stitched something up.

The oven towel was made with both fabrics from the mother's stash and a vintage button from my stash. I didn't measure or pin a thing, so I shouldn't be irritated that the box pleats are not even. But I am. This was mad hot get-it-done fever.

I realized that this oven towel concept could be a great thing. I always flop any number of dishtowels over my oven handle and use them interchangeably for drying dishes and hands. Not very sanitary. So now I can reserve the oven towel just for hands. I hope.

This might be a Christmas present. I'm not sure if I can live with the imperfect box pleats or not. I'm pretty casual about projects for my own home, but for someone else? Hmmmm. In any case, I will be making more of these.


Anonymous said...

Yay! Yay! I don't know what to comment on first: the new, brilliant blogger or the hand towel. That was one of Clara's dresses. She says, "I wore the tail off that thing. And it had green rickrack around the neck and sleeves."

Don't forget about rickrack! I know where you can get your hands on some.

Your R

Margo said...

Andrea - of course I will promote the re-use center!! Can't wait for it.

Rebecca - I will work in some ric rac next time :)

Anonymous said...

On a blog!!!!

Naturally if I get a Creative Reuse Center off the ground I'll expect you to promote it to high heaven on here. Making pretty things out of things you buy there and whatnot.

Congratulations! I hope you will love being a blogger as much as I will love being your follower.

Love, A