Thursday, 5 August 2010

My creative space

I seem to have a lot of UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) floating about my creative space at the moment. I really need to finish some of these UFOs before moving on to other projects.

I finally finished this particular UFO which has been languishing in the corner of my space for many weeks. These are oven finger mitts. I have small hands – well, in comparison to store-bought oven mitts they seem pretty small. I chanced upon this tutorial recently and thought I would have a go at making some finger mitts. I used scraps which I had left over from other projects to make these.

Here’s how they work ... see?

I like that they are a lot less bulky than large oven mitts. I used two layers of batting – one of which was a ‘thermo’ reflective fleece for things like oven mitts etc. The bulkiness at the edges made it a bit awkward to sew the bias binding on. I have also learnt that I am really REALLY bad at sewing around curves! I need more practise. These are supposed to be nice even ovals – but they’ve ended up being more than slightly wonky ovals. Definately need more practise.

Check out other creative spaces over at Kootoyou’s blog.

Have a creative day, friends.


  1. Great oven mitts, Ady!

    I'm also not a huge fan of sewing curves - especially not trying to sew bias binding on a curve! I hadn't noticed that the curves were uneven until you said though - I was focusing on the gorgeous fabric!

  2. I made myself a summer top in that red fabric last year. It's gorgeous!!

  3. Those look so cool! I love the fabric combo, too!

  4. I can see myself chasing my daughter around the kitchen with one of those, making it "talk" to her in various foreign accents.....yes, gotta make one now!


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