Sara over at Sew Sweetness decided to host a Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge, which basically was for anyone who wanted to join up to make an oven mitt or hot pad in time for Thanksgiving. I gladly joined up, knowing that I had already decided to make my son's Speech Therapist a set or two of potholders (or hot pads) as a Christmas gift for her. I used my own pattern, and honestly the hardest part was choosing which fabric to use. It is really hard to judge someone's tastes by their shoes alone, but since she always is wearing scrubs, the only "unique" thing I could use to determine her style are her shoes. This didn't really help me much unfortunately.
This first set is my best judgement of what she would pick for herself, or what she would like the most. It looks like her, fits her personality and I hope she likes them. I am coining this set as her "spring set" of potholders. I used two larger scraps that I had for these two, and the inside is composed of one layer of Insul-Bright and one layer of cotton batting.
This second set is more traditional, and more suited for a kitchen. This is the "fall set" of potholders. I figured by making two drastically different sets, she is bound to like at least one of them! This set was made just like the first, and both sets should hold up for many years of future use! I certainly hope she likes them! Thanks Sara for hosting this challenge and giving me the kick in the pants to get these completed!
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