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