To add to the gift set I’m putting together for my son Brent as he teaches himself new cooking skills, I sewed a pair of oven hand mitts using the tutorial at The Idea Room blog.
Since he’s trying out Asian dishes, a cookbook about it seems like a good addition. I also tried Martha Stewart’s Painted Bamboo Cutlery project on some wood kitchen utensils. I painted the handles black and then edged one end of the black with a deep, dark red.
Here’s part of my little gift offering tucked in a lined basket I figure he can use for storing something or other. I photographed it under the massive wall of my Tombstone Roses which are in full bloom around my pool.
Along with the items above and those I shared in yesterday’s post, I’m also tucking in a stack of white terrycloth kitchen towels, a glass measuring cup, and a vegetable peeler.
Man gifts are such a challenge. I want to make, sew, knit or whatever in creating things for the men in my life, but want to keep things somewhat manly and not girly. I’m hoping the Japanese kanji print and color scheme works to resolve this for Brent’s little kitchen gift.