A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 307,878
Currently Running With Scissors:
478 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Steampunk Kitchenware Housewarming Gift; towels, potholders, tablemat & magnets!  (Read 6832 times)
Tags for this thread: potholder , quilted , quilted_table_runner , towel , magnet , marble_magnet , kitchen , housewares , housewarming  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Mistress Jennie
Tutorial Contributor
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Craftalongs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

~*Harry Potter Craftalong Headmistress*~
Offline Offline

Posts: 8677
Joined: 30-Sep-2008

Beware the power of my Sonic Seam Ripper!

View Profile WWW
« on: June 23, 2010 03:10:56 PM »

A friend of mine just moved to Cleveland, where he doesn't know many people.  I thought he needed a nice housewarming present, and since I was already on a roll making potholders for the Potholder Swap I'm organizing, I started with the idea of kitchen wares for Dustin.  He has also fallen in love with the Steampunk vibe, so I went with that when creating all these toys for him.  

Whole package, which includes what I'm calling a "Tablemat" (kind of like a table runner, but for a small appartment sized table); 2 quilted potholders; 2 super thick & soft kitchen towels; and a set of marble magnets:

Tablemat, which started life as a $1 linen-like placemat at BigLots.  I did some applique cogs, layered in with some sort of fabric collage bits, that used various decorative stitches, raw edges, and fringing, and bound the edges for a more finished look:

Tablemat, detail of applique & zig-zag stitching:

Tablemat, detail of appliqued cogs:

Potholders & Towels; the Potholders were free motion quilted, and the trim on the towels was just strips of fabric cut to fit the block design of the towels, and top-stitched down.

Glass Marble Magnets, which include a penny farthing, airship; diagram of a skull, antique compass rose, gears, vintage eyeglass ad, working diagram of a sewing machine, antique world map, top hat, hourglass, thimble, octopus, skeleton key, the Man in the Moon, and an antique ad for a pen:
« Last Edit: June 23, 2010 03:13:37 PM by jennieingram » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010 03:23:14 PM »

I love these! This Rocks!

« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010 04:45:36 PM »

I want them! Those are amazing!


Hi, my name is Erin and I'm addicted to swapping...

International Snack Swap
Star Trek V
One Tiny Monster Swap
Offline Offline

Posts: 1000
Joined: 24-Jan-2010

Marching to the beat of a different accordion

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010 06:08:25 PM »

Great gift!!

Offline Offline

Posts: 371
Joined: 23-Apr-2010

1+2+2+1. That's not six!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010 06:39:31 PM »

Those are so awesome! I'm just sort of getting into the steampunk vibe myself! Gorgeous work!

1,2 Freddy's coming for you.
3,4 better lock your door.
5,6 grab your crucifix.
7,8 gonna stay up late.
9,10 never sleep again.
Mistress Jennie
Tutorial Contributor
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Craftalongs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

~*Harry Potter Craftalong Headmistress*~
Offline Offline

Posts: 8677
Joined: 30-Sep-2008

Beware the power of my Sonic Seam Ripper!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010 08:38:13 PM »

Awww, thanks guys!

Offline Offline

Posts: 486
Joined: 15-Feb-2009

I sew therefore I am

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010 09:58:18 PM »

awesome, as always jennie.

Visit my etsy please! I'd love to have feedback from other crafters!
Offline Offline

Posts: 626
Joined: 20-Feb-2008

Aut vincere aut mori

View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010 12:19:33 PM »

Awww your such a good friend!

Psychology Instructor & Personal Trainer

Offline Offline

Posts: 125
Joined: 14-Aug-2009

I'm a Psychobilly Nerd and Proud

View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2010 03:19:00 PM »

LOVE! I'm thinking of redoing our kitchen into a steampunky look, our living room is slowly turning into a Timburtonesque look and they run into each other so I need somehting that looks okay next to one another.  These give me great ideas!!

Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion. - Margaret Cho
My Wist - http://www.wists.com/psychobillybutterfly
My Pinrest - http://pinterest.com/sewsarcastic/
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2010 04:41:08 AM »

So cute! I'm sure your friend will love'em to bits, I know I do! Now I'm getting a lot of ideas for a steampunk themed bathroom.  Grin
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Inspiration Everywhere
Tute Tuesday: Happy Little Tooth
Life is a Fairy Tale

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.