Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yes, Those are Catfood Pull Tabs


Have you ever noticed, that just when you are your very busiest, when so many things are going through your head of things you need to do, have to do, ought to be doing, that's just when you want to say the heck with it all and just play?

Getting ready to go to the first Passive House on the Pacific West Coast's open house (which our business is so proud of have built) with yard and garden and cats and chickens and paperwork and laptop to desktop copying to do, I played in my scrapbags in my 90+º sewing nook, instead.

Oh, I do have such fun! And yes, I did tell them that they came from my own personal sweatshop. Boy, was it hot up there, and boy did I sweat making them... as much fun as they were!

Three colorful free-pieced potholders completely made from scraps that other quilters threw in trash cans, or put on the free table at quilt guild.

And to top them off, I used canned cat food pull tabs for hanging rings. Cleaned up, sewn on with crochet thread in a tight buttonhole stitch.

My kind of gift giving....homemade with recycled bale goods and metal!

other links:
Make a Scrappy Potholder
Bale-ing
Living Green

5 comments:

  1. Sewing is usuaully how I avoid all the things I'm supposed to be doing also. My sewing machine calls my name the LOUDEST when I'm the busiest.

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  2. Sometimes the best time to do something is when you don't have the time. The potholders are great - very thrifty and environmental.

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  3. Love these. The rings are really a neat idea. I love how you whip up potholders etc for gifts all the time.

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  4. Those are such happy potholders! Just the kind I like the best :- )

    I've got a bid in on one of the auction quilts. Which reminds me, I need to go make sure I'm still top bidder!

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.