Friday, November 26, 2010
Something you won't find at my craft shows
You see the finished products & the tutorials I post here. They are finished, and look good, right? Good ideas, and pretty products? Now what you don't see is my "mistake pile" next to my sewing machine, that is almost as tall as my sewing machine, that is awaiting some quality time with a seam ripper. What you also don't see is the great ideas that weren't so great after all. I made what I was going to call "oven mitt-ens", basically a large thick mitten, like my regular mittens, but with more arm coverage. I thought it would be cute, and something different than the same old oven mitts. Great idea, right? So I make the pattern, make the tester prototype, and i'm using it to get a pizza out of the oven. It's working great, so i'm feeling happy about my cool new oven mitt. Then I go to switch hands to hold the pan with my left hand, so I can cut the pizza with my right. That's when I realized it was hand specific, and could only wear it on the right hand.
I'll still use it (when nobody else is around), but I won't be making any more "oven mitt-ens"!