Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Swap virgin no more!

A while back I signed up for a kitchen swap hosted by Pink Petal. I was paired up with Sara and was a bit nervous because (blush) I've never swapped before. I started off with knitting some dishcloths using a pattern from http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php(I want to try the fairy next!) Then I decided to make a pot holder. I made one side patchwork and I just went mad on the other with pretty ribbon. I have never owned a pot holder or made one and now I am a total convert! How sensible; something to pick up a toasty pan lid which won't trail on the hob and scorch. I then edged a hand towel with fabric and added more ribbon. I was quite pleased with the results, although Sara had told me that her kitchen was duck egg blue and my stash was painfully bereft of this colour so this might not actually match her kitchen! (sorry Sara!) Unfortunately the Royal mail ripped all the packaging so I hope her chocolate and hand cream arrived too! x


driftwood said...

your potholders are lovely, and such a nice idea. x

Sharon said...

They're lovely and the pink will go lovely with duck egg blue! Good old royal mail, eh?!

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty! I love the colors! :)

Griffin said...

You're right, the pot holder is a good idea... especially if you have a tendency to er, accidentally let go the edge of a much folded tea towel so that it falls on the hob almost catching fire... ahem! I should so get some of these. How much are you going to sell them for?... not that I want to give you another pricing dilemma or anything!!

I agree with Sharon, the pink will be perfick with the duck egg blue. Possibly the postie smelled the chocs so ripping the package 'by accident'.

karen said...

great link for the knoitting, thanks for that. Your swap buddy will love her stuff, its gorgeous.

JuicyFig said...

Love the pot holder! I too am a convert after dropping too many pot lids, and much swearing!!

Love the tote you made as well, good idea.
right, off to check out the dish cloth link!


saraeden said...

Sorry its taken me so long to get to visit you again its been and odd start to the holidays and before the hols it was just plain mad !!

Anyway back to the gorgeous things you sent me and they fit in great in my kitchen well they will when we finally finish painting ;0)

your little package is on the way ... i hope you like it x x

Sara the extremely slow at replying blogger =)