Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Have you visited this blog?

I get stuck in blogland. Do you ever find yourself so immersed you can't move until you check out the VERY NEXT BLOG!!! I found this lady, and keep returning over and over again. She has the most awesome eye for decorating with her finds. She did a tutorial on her hotpads that is so cute. While I was out "thrift" store browsing I ran across 4 wool squares that were crocheted and were just the right size for hot pads. I dug through my scraps and vintage fabrics and found some fabrics to use (check out the fabrics she used, way to cute!), quilted them and put onto the wool. I wasn't sure what to use for the hangers when I found a twill tape from Moda (original use was to tie a jelly roll up) and cut it into 4 pieces...perfect! When I visited my friend in Fort Worth (I had invited myself to spend the night at her house, lol), I took 2 of the hotpads to her as a hostess thank you. She loved them! (My version is nothing like hers, no laughing now!)

If you don't have time to make your own little gifts, check out the giftshop she has on her blog...very cool items!


1 comment:

  1. Elaine,
    I think they look great! I love that you improvised--how lucky to find those wool squares, and what a great idea for the hangers.
    Thank you for the kind mention!