I’d like to start by thanking Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks for organizing another fun hop for all of to enjoy, whether it is gathering new bits of inspiration or creating something to share. I know I’ve had a few squirrels tempting me with all the posts I’ve been reading!
I was going to make a new cover for my Kitchenaid Mixer but then thought of my daughter, granddaughter and great grandkids having just moved in to a new place and the video tour my daughter had taken me on to show me the new place. The ideas started forming and I went searching my stash for fabrics and some cutting and stitching commenced.
And here you have it:
I don’t have a pattern to share since I was just winging it. My first consideration was the width of the side of the cupboard I was making this for (14”). I wanted the dowel to sit inside the edges of the cupboard. Then I cut my backing fabric 12” wide, sandwiched it and then quilted it with some straight line quilting following the stripes in the fabric. Then I started making my two pockets. I calculated where I wanted them and then doubled the measurement. I folded one end of each pocket twice to make a 1/2” fold and top stitched it. The other end was finished with single fold fabric from the same fabric as the backing to make a nice finished binding edge. The pockets were then folded in half and pinned in place. The back pocket goes right to the bottom of the holder and the other two pockets are offset to have different depths. in all there are 4 pockets of various depths.
Then I thought of the mountain of dishes and pots and pans they have every day with two kids in the house and plenty of family in their bubble, and decided they needed a couple of dish mats as well since I still had more of the pretty border print fabric and some blue to use up. I also had a huge bath towel that was still great but a bit tired along the edges. It worked well with my continued goal for the year, working from my stash and up cycling things. 😉
For the mats I just sewed some
The parcel was mailed and should be arriving any day now to surprise my girls. 😉
Here are the other blogs on today’s list:
Thursday, April 22nd
Have you had a chance to check out the posts on everyone’s blogs? How many fun new projects have you added to your To-Do Lists? Did you leave a sweet comment to show your enjoyment for the eye candy? I hope so because your comments make our day! 😉
Thank you for stopping by to check out my post on the In The Kitchen Blog Hop. 😄 Carol