Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A May Scraptastic Tuesday

I started a new and fun project this year. For each month I have to make my bee blocks for my friends I've decided to make them a pot holder, as a little extra gift. These are all made out of scraps and each one has been different so far this year. Each one has been a last minute inspiration but I recently discovered a friend on Instagram who makes the cutest little sewing illustrations. I've used some of her drawings as inspiration, bought a few of her 99 cent patterns and I've come up with a few of my own. It's been really fun. I am also heavily influenced by the lovely sewing illustrations of Katsa Wikman. 
I make sure to use two layers of InsulBright and I also use a layer of batting so that these pot holders are usable and heatproof. The last thing I want is for someone to get burned while using a gift I've made them.
These are just too fun not to make one everyday. 






I'm linking up with Nicky and Leanne of Scraptastic Tuesday. 
What's your favorite way to use up scrap? 



Scraptastic Tuesday

4 comments:

Leanne said...

These are so cute, such lovely gifts!

Debbie said...

super cute and what a nice gesture!

mascanlon said...

These are so cute Di! I am very bad about scraps and I can't even seem to get a grip on how to start organizing them. I think I should take a day and just start cutting, at least that would be a start!

Patchwork and Play said...

You have a real talent for these Di! Too nice to be used as pot holders though!