Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My First Potholder

Do y'all know what a Yankee Swap is? Look it up. I have one tonight for my MOMS Club, and I think that by now everyone knows that I re-gift and/or handmake something for it. The rule is that you are supposed to bring a $10 value gift that you yourself would like to have. I personally don't love going out and buying something so I usually make something for it, or give a gift of something we have around the house that we don't make good use of. Don't get me wrong, I don't White Elephant it, I try to make something people would want.

In fact, one of my goals is to have the most traded/sought after item. Because secretly we all want to be wanted, right???

Anyway, this year for the swap I made a potholder. My first ever. Round. Scrappy. And I wish I could keep it.

backed with some Echino scrap:

and yes, I cheated a little with some storebought bais tape

But it looks good, right? Would you like to have such a gift?

And what do you think... just the potholder, or should I include this very slightly used teapot too? Does that go too far above the $10 limit?

Oh, and I hope none of the people attending the party are reading this because it would totally ruin the surprise.


Kim said...

How cute is that! and YES!

amy and the bad cats said...

totally cute! i've been wanting to try a circular pot holder or coaster set, but i have sooooo many things that need finishing up that i'm not allowing myself to start anything until i get in a couple of finishes!

so, did it end up being the most coveted gift?

Ruth said...

Did you use a tutorial for this? I'd really like to try and make one smilar! It's beautifully done!

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