All I could think of was Christmas. I know, it's a little too early to begin thinking about Christmas - we must wait until after Thanksgiving. There is just something about that first snowfall - especially when it covers the trees like the above photos - that makes me start dreaming of a white Christmas.
So the snow really made me want to start something crafty and festive. Unfortunately, I had a wedding to go to that day that took up most of the day. So my creative thoughts were put on hold - or at least the execution of them.
I began to think of ideas on how to use up my scrap pile. There's not much to it, but I still hate having my box of "rags" fill up knowing full well that they very likely have no purpose. But then I had a great idea. Oven mitts! It would only need a small amount of fabric and it would use up the small strip of batting that was left over from my baby quilt.
In my my head I pictured an adorable gingerbread man oven mitt, something worthy of an upscale boutique kitchen shop. Unfortunately, there was a slight disconnect between what I pictured and what I made.
|So at first, here is what my little oven mitt looked like.|
|Little gingerbread girl with some lovely locks.|
My darling husband thinks she needs a partner, a gingerbread
boy man. Unfortunately, there was a gingerbread man, he was my test run and didn't turn out as well. Perhaps after some TLC from a seam-ripper (is that possible?) and my sewing machine, he will be salvageable.
For now I am happy with my one oven mitt. It will be used, and I will show her off over the holidays while taking out a fresh cookie sheet filled with ginger people.
If there is an interest, I will provide a tutorial and a pattern for you to create this little lovely. Just leave a comment to let me know.
How about you wonderful readers, do you have any wonderful projects inspired by the snow and upcoming holidays? I would love to hear from you.
Live the moment, love life!