Last weekend I sewed some vinyl dustcovers for a couple of my dollshouses, and some doll clothes for another one. Today I was making some oven gloves, using some Insulbright thermal batting that I bought at Keepsake Quilting when we were in New England. The packaging suggests that you can just cut out the oven gloves using one layer of Insulbright, a top fabric and a lining fabric. I made up a few sandwiches like that and quilted them diagonallly. Then it occurred to me to test them by holding my hand to the hot iron. Disappointingly it was only a few seconds before my hand became painfully hot. But with two layers of Insulbright, I could hold my hand right on the iron and not feel anything.
this tutorial. I only had really thick interfacing, Peltex 72F, so I couldn't turn over the top lip but had to let the lining come over to show on the outside. I think it looks nice though, and I am keeping my receipts in it now, instead of in their previous home in ancient tupperware.
Just what you want to wear when it's sunny and 15 degrees outside. Not.
Commuter knitting has been decreasing for the toe of the second Harry Potter vanilla sock. TV knitting once the the Cabled Yoke bands were done was Day 4 of the Advent Calendar 2010 lace scarf. I got in a hopeless mess and had to rip back and start again. With care and attention I have now completed the first chart repeat and am started on the second and final repeat. So I am keeping up with our two patterns a month and will be ready to start Day 5 in March. Touch wood.
I will finish with some eye candy. This is a lampshade that I bought after seeing it on special offer in a newspaper, from the Lighting Company. I've installed it in my upper hallway where it catches the sun in the daytime and glows at night. Hard to take a photo of though. I love the glowing colours.