It's craft fair time! Stacy and I have been madly sewing and crafting for two craft fairs we signed up for this week (Jessica, out of pure wisdom I'm seeing, chose to opt out of this crazy idea). It has been a little stressful, but a lot of fun, too (thanks for the babysitting help, Jess!). We had our first today--it was a small affair, but a good trial run. This Saturday we've participating in the Kokanee Holiday Bazaar in Woodinville, WA, which will be a little bigger. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! Here are the details:
5th Annual Kokanee Holiday Bazaar
23710 57th Ave. SE Woodinville
Saturday, November 22nd
From 9:00am to 4:00pm
A great assortment of Vendors to fill your holiday needs!
*Something for every budget*
As I was preparing items to sell, I kept looking for a tutorial for a bath mitt to compliment the other bath and body type items I was making. Everything I saw was crocheted--just not what I wanted. Then I found this great tutorial for an oven mitt from My Longest Year (who has other great tutorials, too!) and thought I'd try something a little crazy.
Using her awesome pattern, I cut one piece out of a cotton print, and then three more out of terrycloth. So essentially I skipped the InsulBrite layers and ended up with four pieces instead of her six.
I basted the cotton fabric to a piece of terrycloth for the top, and then basted the other two terrycloth pieces together for the back. This gives the piece you wash with a nice, thick feeling, like a real wash cloth. Then I quilted the cotton/terrycloth piece with a stippling pattern. NOTE: This amount of quilting significantly reduced the size of the front of my mitt, which meant I had to trim the back piece down, which meant it turned out a little smaller than it should've. I can barely get my hand it in, and I have narrow hands and wrists. I recommend a simpler quilting pattern like she uses on the original tutorial to keep the original size in tact.)
I followed the rest of her tutorial pretty closely except I made the "tag" she has into a long loop for the mitt to be hung up in the shower. I cut it the same width as her tag, but the length I eyeballed to be long enough to hang on my tub's faucet.
Voila! Since it's too small for the average hand, I guess I'll have to keep this one for myself. Darn! If I have a chance to make a new one, it will be sold with coordinating rice heat therapy bag (tutorial coming soon), cold pack eye mask (also coming soon), and makeup bag for an ultimate spa gift. If I would've thought about it sooner, I would have ordered a few soap slices from my friend The Soap Lady to include in the package. Her soaps are divine! Maybe I'll have to throw in a bath bomb instead. I'll post a picture if I can get it all together before the bazaar on Saturday.
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