10.23.2008

A New Project ~ Handmade Oven Mitts ~ Earth Friendly, Naturally!


I saw an article about these on Craft Daily and had to try them. We need hot mitts. But first ... Dusty's 28th BiRtHDaY! The geckos are from a favorite pair of his Hawaiian style shorts when he was very young in the 1980s. I started with these and designed the other fabrics around them.




The lining is an old hospital gown from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Although Dust never wore this one, he was in the hospital a number of times as a tot ... including one ER visit for a cougar attack, but that's another story ... so I felt this was another appropriate memento fabric. Scout did have her tonsils out at DHMC. I did not pilfer the gown. I bought it from a community action thrift store.




The remaining fabrics are from my theater muslin stash leftovers and a beautiful de-stash from a truly gifted quilter friend of Jon Cody & Val's. Speaking of Val, her BiRtHDaY is just 3 days after Dusty's so I made her some mitts, too. They celebrate their brand new and first ever kitty, Mr. Boo Radley. You can see those mitts on the right hand side of this page in the flickr slideshow and access my flickr there if you'd like to see my comments on those fabric choices.



My next pair are ... finally ... for us! I found some United States Fabric I am crazy-going-nuts over and HAD to have it. Can't wait to settle into our new home and start sewing. Will share those another time ~ hopefully soon. Thanks for stopping by and viewing my green art with heart. What upcycled project have you made lately? ox joon

9 comments:

Chauncey said...

Joonie, you did it! With all the packing, moving and unpacking you finished the mitts! They look beautiful!

ZudaGay said...

Adorable and so very useful!! I love them!!

Beth said...

These are absolutely adorable. I love how you incorporated materials from his clothing. Your creative mind always buzzing.....

Asianexpressions said...

So creative Joon, I like the way you use the materials.

Sixsisters said...

Joonie these are so cool !!!!
You did a fabulous job.
I would hate to use them hehe. I wouldn't want
any spaghetti sauce near them !

Jill said...

These are great, Joon!!!

jstinson said...

These are great! I know you will have fun making them. Look forward to viewing your creative projects once settled in your new home. Best wishes...

Diane ~Ever so Dear jewelry said...

Hi Joon! Great posting! I just love how creative you are!

BTW You've just been tagged!! Go to my eversodear blog to read about it :) It'll be so neat learning 7 more things about you♥

Tiffany Teske said...

Super cool! Thanks for letting me know about the post. It is so fun you used sentimental fabrics :)