Monday, December 13, 2010

potholders

I have been making potholders lately!  My first attempt at potholders, and they are FUN!  I used this tutorial, because they are just too cute.  I love the houses, and I love the rounded-ness of them.
These will go to friends and neighbors and teachers for Christmas, and I'm trying to convince myself that I don't have to include goodies with them.  This is enough right??  Every year I tell myself I want to give something besides sweets, there's just so much of it at this time of year, but every year it just seems so necessary!
In her tutorial, nanette suggests making dozens of them...and I am! I may be over-doing it, but I keep thinking of someone else that I want to give something to. Plus I want some left over for myself!

34 comments:

Amber said...

oh my gosh - these are too cute! I just wrote on my to-do list "potholders" and was looking at tutorials online! Love yours!! And yes, these are enough to give - they will all be delighted!

Kitty said...

These are so adorable!! I might have to make some for Christmas presents (or for myself). Thanks for posting

Megan said...

EEEk! Those are the cutest potholders ever! Thanks for sharing the tute link - I'll be making these for sure one day.

Laura said...

So adorable! I love the rounded corners, too. I made a bunch but haven't put the binding on yet- I think I will be rounding them off! No miters! Yay!

Cara said...

Adorable! I love the little houses.

Melissa said...

Adorable! I want to try some more potholder now....right now :)

jamie k said...

um...don't you have your sister jamie for christmas this year? i bet she would love some ;).

really, i love these. and i love all homemade potholders...way better than storebought ones for some reason.

Chris of Frecklemama.com said...

Those are so cute! Tons of personality. What a cheerful addition to anyone's kitchen. Well done!

Sarah Craig said...

Those are adorable - and no, they don't need anything sweet with them, they are sweet enough on their own!!!

Rachel Hauser said...

agreed. Potholders will suffice. Anyone worth gifting will realize all the time and care you put into them! Sides, they are just going to want to go bake with them. Don't take away their excuse =)

Kerri said...

ADORABLE, nettie!! i LOVE them!!

wintunancy said...

Lovely, and I really like the rounded corners. No corners to dip into dishes and no miters to fiddle with.

theodora said...

they are so cute I wouldn't actully use them as pot holders I would just hang them to look at ,wouldn't want to spoil them, xoxo theodora

theodora said...

they are so cute I wouldn't actully use them as pot holders I would just hang them to look at ,wouldn't want to spoil them, xoxo theodora

Annalia said...

Man! I want to move next door to you. Guess I can settle for copying your cutie potholders. :)

vanree said...

sooo cute!
Vanree

Annalia said...

I just went and pulled out a bunch a fabric to make this with...and now I see that your "grass" is the same fabric I chose for mine. I must have subconciously noticed it.

...but the only "people" fabric I have is going in my red riding hood quilt...so my house is going to have deer in it!

delia hornbook said...

These are more than enough your just the same as me always wanting to add more. They are adorable well done you, you have done such a good job Anybody will be so pleased to get them. Dee x

Anne Marie said...

These are super cute and a perfect way to try out mini quilts and new quilt techniques!

Jacey said...

They are really cute. Funnily enough, this weekend I started some holiday potholders as well. I love the little house, and your colors are so bright and cheery!

live a colorful life said...

I have had potholders on my list of things to do. These are the cutest! I'll be happy to send you my address :)

KMarques said...

I'm doing potholders for gifts also, but these are so much cuter! I think these are enough, I would love to get this as a gift!

Debbie said...

if you *must* include goodies- may i suggest a cookie in a jar type thing?

you know those mason jars with everything in it- just add egg and water or something.

just an idea for a use for those adorable pot holders!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Yours turned out darling. So happy you used the tutorial. Makes my day!

meli B said...

Pot holders! Once you start you just have to make more. Yours are brilliant.

essie said...

that fussy-cutting is just so sweet. they are lovely!

amandajean said...

these are SO CUTE!!! I may have to make some, too. i was thinking last minute (of course) christmas gifts for my neighbors. and adding in some yummy smelling soap. i was thinking trees, but houses are more fun! thanks for the inspiration, Nettie! :)

Siân@Toru said...

Yes these are very nice! Lucky teachers, friends and neighbours! Sweets are nice but these are nicer - going to last a lot longer too :) No need to add anything else.

Corrie said...

oh my goodness me! I have a huger collection of japanese cute prints and that is the cutest thing I've seen made with them! oh wow

corrie:)

Helen Philipps said...

These are gorgeous - the fabrics you've chosen are wonderful! I've just found your blog - and I love the drawstring bags too!
Helen x

Kristen P. said...

These are SOOOO cute!!!!

lélli lu said...

So perfect potholders.♥

Regards from Brazil!
Simone.

Dallas said...

These are really cute! They would make very good house warming gifts.

calicodaisy said...

Oh, wow! Now that I've made your house block for OBO 2010 and regret having to send it home to you, this project gives me a reason for making more! They are so great. -- michele

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