Friday, March 12, 2010

Crafts: potholders

We're halfway through March and I thought I'd better get started on some of my 5 for 5 crafting (couple of spots left if you're interested!)

I've found some amazing tutorials online and I decided to start with this one for potholders that I found at Artsy Crafty Babe. They were cute and would make a useful gift.

The tutorial seemed pretty straight forward. I started with these, but realized they were a little too plain. (I almost left them this way in the interest of just getting in to the project without figuring out anything more, I'm glad I talked myself into taking the extra time.)

This seemed a little more like it...

And the finished product!!

I'm REALLY happy with how these turned out! I will be gifting two to one of my 5 for 5 participants and keeping one for myself. I also think I'll be making more of these because they would make fabulous hostess gifts. They feel really nice and sturdy and could probably also be used for trivets on the table. And they were really easy!


Chantal said...

Those are beautiful, I love the fabric you chose! Good job!

Capital Mom said...

Those look great!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Love them.
My M-I-L gave me one of those mini-sewing machines, the kind that only does one kind of stitch. I am looking forward to trying it out on some simple sewing projects.

Anonymous said...

Your potholders are works of art.