Tuesday, January 26, 2010
My lovely daughter-in-law, Jamie, and I love gingerbread - and sometimes I tend to get carried away with a theme. I make gingerbread pigs with pink icing on their backs for christmas every year - and they are the cookies that go the fastest, I even bought a pair of scissors with a gingerbread man for the handle for this christmas this year when Jamie was here, so we could use them when we wrapped gifts.
And now I've made a Gingerbread Man potholder. He is just a modified nine patch, with rick-rack sewn on for decorations. I used round black beads for his eyes and buttons, but later went to the fabric store and got tiny black buttons that I will use for the next potholders I make.
I used binding, like a quilt, but I suppose I could just sew around the edges (right sides together), leave a small opening and turn it right side out, then top stitch around the edges to define them - I might give that a try on the next one.
The green is just background - not part of the potholder. I am definitely making more of these. What do you think, Jamie?