Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kitchen Supplies

Another Christmas gift...this time for the other uncle.

I loved this embroidery design. I do feel bad, because I can't remember which website it's from or I'd credit.

Uncle often cooks and hosts big family dinners for us, so I decided to make him a kitchen set this year.  He's an Army Vet...hence the Camo theme. I used a McCalls pattern for the mitt template.  It's a really great shape and size for oven mitts.  They are armed with Insul-Brite and 2 layers of flannel on each side...all of which is hidden by the lovely Camo outer and Kona Black liner. They end up working well.  No burns. 

The towel topper is my own design.  I even found a Camo button in my Stash!  Score!!

I used my handy-dandy Simplicity Bias Tape Maker for the first time for the mitts. My jaw hit the floor when I turned the thing on and saw how fast it works. I'm hooked. I used to think it was a huge waste because of the expensive price tag, but I stumbled across one on Clearance for $30 one day so I snagged it.  It's been sitting on my shelf for a couple months...I just hadn't needed any bias tape yet. But I'm sure glad I bought it after seeing it operate today.  It's quite an efficient little machine.  If you use a lot of bias tape, then I definitely think it's even worth the normal price.  If you only need bias tape once in a while...I would still grab it if you see a great deal on it.  It's pretty awesome.  Saves A TON of time. I despise making my own bias tape.  On the other hand, I refuse to pay for pre-made.  So this is perfect.  All of my problems are solved. :) 

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