ohmygosh hand crafting christmas presents is so time consuming. seriously. i spent sooo many hours on saturday on this and then more on sunday. didn't help that i had to rip out and re-sew the first one 3 times! perfectionism sucks. butttttt it's a gift. butttttt no one will be as critical as i am. so i need to get over it.
Gator pot holders!!! yeahhhhh! isn't this fabric totes adorable! (okay i've secretly been waiting for "totes" to seep into my vocab, thanks amanda!) i mean really - there are little blue birds chillin on the gators!
how lucky is my cousin? because she's getting these for christmas!
and here's what happens when i stick my hand in a swamp full o' gators…
|ahhhh, they've got my hand!!!|
i modified this pattern. mine are cuter, right? and i used insul-bright lining. hopefully they are heat-resistant, but i didn't test it!
some things i learned:
• don't get all cocky about your bias tape sewing skills. that's when it will bite you in the rear (kinda like a gator would).
• baste everything. yes, everything. it's a lot of layers. baste e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.
• walking foot. use it. thinks andrea for the reminder. it made a world of difference.
• the iron does not work unless you Turn. It. On. that's right, press and press with all your might. but it won't do a darn thing cept make your arm ache unless you Turn. It. On.
whew. so you can see from that how much fun i had. and i'm going to make another set!!! whatttt? hopefully this time it will be smooth sailing. my brother's getting robots.
why robots? because look how stinkin cute they are. who can resist? and i'm using the fabric with gears for the insides!