Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Interpretation ...

I've loved having the opportunity lately of making some custom homewares for the customers in my Etsy shop. My love of colour is well documented here on this blog but it is wonderful to be able to interpret what other people might like with a mere suggestion of an idea. This pink and grey combination is another detour from my usual colour pairings but inspiring to play with.

From the seemingly limitless contents of my fabric stash, I can put together almost all possibilities of palettes, apart from, perhaps, black!

My brain has been nicely taxed too in making things I've never made before and I'm thinking that I might have to make one of these double oven gloves for myself too. They have been much admired by my craft club ladies so perhaps I can give them a lesson and make my own pair (or is it one?).

The perspex template I have been using for my current quilting project was perfect for rounding off the corners and I am now a dab hand at cutting curves with my tiny 28mm rotary cutter.

These Clover wonder clips were another useful bit of kit in finishing off the hand-sewing on the binding too.

This is the first set (one??!!) I made from the leftover scraps from the Spring Quilt I made last month and below is the complete order for the grey and pink collection, which includes placemats and napkins to co-ordinate.

I'm thinking I might make a couple more to add to the stock in my shop - what do you think? Or maybe use these as ideas for custom orders ... I'll have a think while I'm finishing up on my quilt top today.


  1. I am trying to resist squealing out loud - saw the teasers on Twitter but that complete set is just toooo gorgeous for words.

    What batting have you used? I toyed with the idea of making some oven gloves but couldn't find anything suitable locally.

  2. I adore your colour sense - perfection in kitchen linens!

  3. You should definitely add some double oven gloves to the shop. I absolutely adore mine--though they are sooo beautiful I worry about getting them dirty! K xx

  4. Pink and grey always remind me of my youth - I love those two combinations.

    Nina x

  5. totally fabulous! you domestic goddess you!!

  6. You just get better and better at what you do with fabric! I definitely think you could sell these in your shop :)

  7. Tracy these are superb! I love how you put colour together x


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