22 February 2012

Aga Oven Mitts & Vintage Loot

I whipped up this oven glove for Robin's parents yesterday, they recently got an Aga and needed a mitt that had really long hand bits to reach right at the back of the oven. They have a black and white themed kitchen, so it was lucky that I had this pretty floral fabric, (from my lovely friend Clare) as I don't own any other black fabric! I used some white cotton canvas for the arm parts to make it more durable against the heat. The inside is quilted in simple straight lines, and the outer pockets in a criss-cross method. Think I may make another one for my kitchen too! :)
It was quite a good week for thrifting last week, I picked up these nice vintage sheets (plus one more, since this picture was taken!) and a bunch of childrens sewing patterns and knitting patterns - even though I can't knit! one day ... Obviously I have no use for these kids sewing patterns yet but I thought they were too cute to pass up. I think 50s/60s kids were definately best dressed era, don't you? such simple shapes, so sweet. 
 
I also finished up my mini quilt, so I'll work on getting some pictures this week! Jessie, xo

6 comments:

  1. Love the oven gloves they are too cute! Wish I lived in America, you're thrift stores seem so much better than our charity shops =D

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  2. Lovely oven mitts! I would never have guessed you had any black fabric in your stash at all. But I can see how this one could live quite happily in your stash.

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  3. Lucky find on the kids patterns and those sheets are so pretty! Your home is looking so pretty!!

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  4. My nan has sheets very similar, one of my favourites is one with yellow and brown flowers. It´s amazing how were old fabrics made, because these sheets from the 60´s are as new! Love this oven glove!

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  5. Love the mitts! Those sheets are so cool and the patterns are adorable!! I keep meaning to sew a dress for my little girl but it keeps dropping down the list :( Think I'll wait for warmer weather!

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  6. Love that double-handed oven mitt!! I want to make one of those one of these days. :) And your vintage sheets are wonderful. :)

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