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Topic: Steampunk Kitchenware Housewarming Gift; towels, potholders, tablemat & magnets!  (Read 4196 times)
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« 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:
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010 03:23:14 PM »

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

I want them! Those are amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010 06:08:25 PM »

Great gift!!
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« 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!
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010 08:38:13 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010 09:58:18 PM »

awesome, as always jennie.
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« 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!!
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« 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
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