Apparently, I'm deep in nesting mode, because even when I'm not crafting for baby, it's still pretty darn domestic in theme. Hence, potholders. On Wednesday, Steve took the boys to the beach and I had a whole day to myself to sleep (mostly) and craft (a little). I've been anxious to try out something from the new Denise Schmidt Quilts book, and the Too Hot to Handle Mitts seemed like a good, mellow start. I've been itching to use this vintage black and white fabric for a while, and this was the perfect project, I'm thinkin'. Of course, when I was done, I needed to make a few square potholders to match, because really, you need a *set* of something to make it really cool, right?
And, the mitt in pink. This is a really fun, simple pattern. Though, a word of advice if anyone is thinking about doing it--I'd recommend doubling the batting, and I swear there's a typo on the pattern page (email me if you want more info).
And here's the fabric birthday card I made for Steve, inspired by the Dis-carded "pattern" in the same book. This was just WAY too much fun to do, so quick, and such fun to use little scraps (these are mostly vintage feedsack scraps). I can't wait to have a few moments to do some more.