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« on: July 06, 2009 11:37:44 AM »

My friend's wedding was this weekend and she is someone ( a rare someone?) who really appreciates handmade things. SO, I decided to craft much of her wedding gift! She mentioned her kitchen is various shades of blue and brown, and I went wild with it. 

I started by gathering items. I got a nice wooden bowl, purchased some things: tea towels, plastic utensils from her registry, and a quick-and-easy cookbook. . . . and started crafting!


The crafted items

Four potholders in various shapes & fabric - I basically just cut my front and back fabric shapes and 2 matching layers of cotton (not poly!) batting for each, quilted them together, and trimmed with bias tape.



A pair of oven mitts - I used the pattern and MOSTLY used the tutorial at http://www.savvyseams.com/apt/mitts.php


A manly grilling apron 'for him' - I basically just made a big rectangle of fabric (2 layers), and then folded it in so that the top half was a bit more angled. The waist string and neck string are bias tape.


Close-up of the "R" embroidery on the pocket: 


And a pretty apron 'for her' - I saw one similar in a magazine, so I just made it this shape.


Close-up of the top:


Close-up of the "L" embroidery on the pocket:

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009 11:45:10 AM »

Great job!!!!! That's a brilliant idea for a gift basket!!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009 01:01:25 PM »

Oh my God this is a brilliant idea and I have a wedding to go to in a few weeks! I'm not usually a big fan of aprons but I'd wear that beautiful apron round the house for no reason at all!

I'm off to the fabric shop! Thanks for the great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009 04:25:32 PM »

These are so pretty! I love the fabric! The oven mitts look so professional and the pot holders are too cute Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009 05:02:43 PM »

aww what a cute gift basket lucky friend! i really like the apron u made for her Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2009 05:02:50 PM »

That's an awesome gift basket. I really want to do something like this for someone but most people I know don't really cook/bake as much as I do. I like the fabric and the colors.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2009 09:58:18 PM »

Thanks everyone! And yeah, I guess cooking/baking/doing something kitchen-like is kind of a prerequisite for gifting a basket like this Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009 09:04:13 PM »

All the stuff looks so nice, and I love those colors!!  great job!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009 11:32:10 PM »

SO much better than gifts from the boring store.  She will love it! Cheesy
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