23 Jan 2010

Handmade Home

As you can see, I've not been around here much lately. I'm training to be a Teaching Assistant at the moment, which involves doing lots of volunteering at school, and then lots and lots of homework (at my age!) later on, after all the jobs are done and the kids are in bed. So blogging has been rather put on the back burner.

However, a generous friend recently gave me my very own copy of Amanda Soule's latest book 'Handmade Home', and I just had to make these hot pads. Mine have all recently gone to the giant pot holder in the sky, and I was in desperate need of new ones. This is a super easy and quick design, uses up scraps, and looks FAB! (I know, I shouldn't say that of my own work, but I love them). Have a go yourself, and kit out your kitchen with love.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Ooh I'm liking those fabrics!
    Actually, I might make something similar to sit my teapot on. It's going to have to be brown so it can catch the inevitable drippy spout drips!
    x x x

  2. How sweet - a lot better looking than my stained and scorched oven gloves... I'll have to look out for that book next time I get to escape to a bookstore