Wednesday, 7 July 2010

a gift arrived..

My parcel of potholders has arrived at Lorraine's house in the UK and has been well received. Now I can post some pics. I enjoyed making these for Lorraine as she has sent me some lovely treasures in the swaps we have done. My beautiful potholder is displayed on the wall in the kitchen near some of my plates.
Now I will let her decide what we will swap next....
Lorraine is the Queen of op-shopping, she brings home the most beautiful stuff at bargain prices, she also has a fantastic collection of old sewing machines. I would love to go bargain hunting with her but there is that little issue of distance.
I recycled a previous ufo project for the pot holders and used bits of leftover fabrics from my stash for the borders and backing, even used off cuts of wadding to quilt them. Nothing like rebirthing a ufo.
Here is the results.....
Have a great day!
Marina

9 comments:

The Patch Craft said...

Cupcakes potholders they are fantastic. What a great idea.

Elyte said...

Now those sort of cakes I like. No calories. They are gorgeous and I love the colours.

Eli said...

Soooo cute Marina, and useful too! I love them all!
Have a nice evening
Hugs
Eli

BubzRugz said...

They are really lovely. I love the colour coordination. Do you put a heat fabric on your potholders or is there a special low burn wadding? I wanted to do some but I was worried about burning.... Hugz from Bubz

Mistea said...

Way too cute for potholders - no wonder they were well received.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays.

Carrie P. said...

Cupcakes! what sweet little pot holders. I like how you layered the frostings.

Serenata said...

I love them and they are going up on my kitchen wall!

Bev said...

Those are so cute, Marina. I may have to make some for my daughter. Fun project to use up bits and pieces.

BubzRugz said...

Hi Marina - I told you before I love these - just to let you know I have mentioned them on my blog and provided a link - hope you can come by and have a look ........ Hugz from Bubz