Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fabric First, Project Later

A few months ago I saw my local fabric store, West Seattle Fabric Company, had gotten a new collection of fabric from Moda:  Glamping.  It was unbelievably cute, and I knew I had to have some of it.  What would I do with it?  I had no idea.  But that wasn't going to stop me.  (Side note--that's how I have come to collect an entire drawer of fat quarters that I haven't yet used.)

I mean, look at it:

I loved the cute tents and trailers, and figured that I'd find something to do with them later.  
Well, it's later, and I did, in fact, find something to use that fabric for:
A glamping kitchen set! I embellished three towels and made two potholders and an oven mitt.  I am so happy with how they came out:

The potholders are double sided.  Glamping fabrics on one side:

And ginghams on the other. 

I used Insul-bright to insulate the oven mitts and potholders, which means they are not only pretty, but they won't burn your hands when you use them--very functional!  (BTW: If you're interested, I found the pattern for the oven mitt at Skip to My Lou.  I didn't use a pattern for the potholders.  I figured I could handle the square without needing instructions.)
I'm sending this entire set off to the Newman Memorial Foundation as a donation to their annual Fishing Derby's silent auction.  Hopefully someone will love them as much as I do!
I'm also sending along these fun little key fobs that they can use for prizes. They are really easy and quick to make, so I figured--why not?
I love crafting for a good cause!


  1. I would need a pattern for that square...

  2. They are so cute! I can't wait for Lisa to see them. I think I'll be bidding on them for myself. :)