Monday, November 17, 2008
Off to the fete
It's that time of the year again..... the primary school fete!
My nephews' school is looking for donations of homewares this year, so it was the perfect opportunity to donate some handmade goodies. I don't have a photographer in the house anymore, so the pool fence had been relegated back to modelling duty.
I whipped up a floral apron, with red spotty bias trim.....
....and finally, I have actually managed to make a not quite so wonky potholder.
I have to say that the potholder is a team effort. I received the fabulous Janome Walking Foot from Sarah and Liesl sent me a huge piece of Insul-bright to make it properly heat proof (you still need to add a layer of padding in the middle as well).
Insul-Bright: Ideal for Pot Holders, Table Pads, Oven MitsConsists of hollow Polyester fibers needlepunched through Mylar. The hollow fibers resist conductive heat while the Mylar resists radiant heat.
The walking foot is amazing.... no more slipping and sliding of the layers, and it made it much easier to machine sew the binding too.