Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kitchen Gift Set

When I recently gave the oven hand mitts tutorial at The Idea Room blog a try, I got an email from my sister Connie after she saw my blog post asking me to make her some for her birthday.

Oven mitts for her 50th birthday? That seemed slightly inadequate to me, but she said she needs new kitchen linens. After giving this some thought, I decided to put a little kitchen gift set together using colors she likes.

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She likes spirals so I found fabric with that design to make her the requested oven hand mitts. Then I found a large metal bowl echoing the spiral theme. I got busy making her other things she could use in the kitchen and added them to the bowl as each project was completed.

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Some organic kitchen dishcloths were bound by edging with a blanket stitch in the various theme colors and some by trimming with binding made from extra fabric.

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I knit some ballband dishcloths, too.

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Next up were dishtowels. Some were embellished by embroidering spirals on each end with floss colors matching the fabrics; others were simply a matter of adding fabric bands to each towel end.

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A microwave baked potato bag from this tutorial was added to my little offering along with a card providing usage instructions.

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I added a couple of books to the gift set.

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Here is everything together. I gave it all to Connie the day before we left for Hawaii—she loved her little gift.


Yummers! said...

What absolutely beautiful colors you used!! YUMMY! I'm really fascinated by the bumpy dishcloths. Is there a pattern online somewhere?? I could use a knitting project right now.

sassypriscilla said...

What an awesome gift! Little gift? I don't think so... So creative and thoughtful.

Stitcher said...

These are gorgeous, and would be perfect in my kitchen too.

Connie said...

My sister is a truly gifted, inventive and generous person. I truly love her amazing gift ('tho admittedly I love her more). The only problem is that her creations are so gorgeous how can I possibly actually USE them? Of course, I must force myself or she'll never make me anything again - and I'm not THAT stupid. Thanks again, June.

Lorrie said...

What a lovely assortment of gifts for the kitchen. Useful and oh, so pretty. June, you are a master at putting together gifts that people will use and love.


Thimbleanna said...

It's all beautiful June! I love the pretty colors, and I love the way you carried the spiral theme throughout!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful kitchen set! You thought of everything. I never heard of a baking potato bag...so intriguing. The books look very interesting also...simplicity is good!

FinnyKnits said...

Little gift? Junie! You scare me.

In a lovely and surprising way, but still. Scary.

Such a gorgeous gift set.

Bridgett said...

What's not to love???

Spirals are amazing...your sister has good taste. :)