gonna' miss her!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 |
my kids very first baby sitter here was saundra. the kids love when she comes over because she will really get down and play with them. saundra isnt very girly and it is perfect for 2 boys!
but, it seems that after you finish going thru grades k-12, they expect you to go to 'college'. and for some reason, saundra choose a college that isnt within walking distance of my home.
well, even though she is trying to ruin my life, i thought that id make her a going away to college/happy birthday gift (they happen a day apart). im just too nice sometimes.
i decided to make some pot holders, and used my favorite styled one as a pattern. but to make sure saundra used it, i made it from green bay packers fabric! i asked the fabric lady what to put in themiddle and she got me some white stuff that i cant remember the name of anymore. it looks like felt. but way more expensive.
there were 2 kids of green bay fabric, so i got a .25 yard of each. it is now 'saundra fabric' and i will have to come up with more ideas to use it for.
i was going to use yellow bias tape around the edges, but i got the wrong gold color and it looked aweful! after much searching, i used white because i was going nuts looking for the gold color.
it was a pretty simple craft, although sewing the fabric and 2 layers of the white stuff (one for the main pot holder part, one for the handle-just to be safe) was tricky.



then i decided to make another potholder-since i have the fabric and because she has 2 hands.
this one was even easier. i cut out a rectangle and sewed it together. then i started at the edge and kept maing smaller and smaller rectangles. then edged it out in bias tape.
so there you go-two easy and very cool pot holders!

i guess i should have checked with her mom to see if she can cook...













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24 comments:

tinahead81 said...

well, whether she can cook or not, those are some great pot holders!! very thoughtful!

Chris said...

Sa-weet going to college gift. Who wants a stuffy potholder when you can have one the guys will like?

janimal said...

You are so sweet. Even though she is a Packers fan, she sounds pretty cool! How nice of you to be so thoughtful. They really turned out nicely!

Jane @ Going Jane said...

That is so cute!! I bet if you made Star Wars ones you'd be overrun with kitchen help!!

Summer Miller said...

they turned out great. Can't wait to see what you do for Bailey :) But lets not think of that for a few years.

Angela Cooling said...

I now follow you and by the way "AWESOME" blog... I will have to attempt a few of your projects!!!

Check out my blog... I am new to the blog world.
http://stinkeymonkey.blogspot.com/

Jenglamgirl said...

The TEAM pot holders are fab. great tutorial too. Its always nice to have a super awesome sitter that your kids adore.

P.S. I added more info. to my post on the witch and ghost jars... thnx ;) You mod podge the outside of the glass then lay your strips of tissue paper down, then mod podge over the tissue paper to seal it. Jenn

Kim said...

It was so thoughtful of you to make these awesome Pack potholders for your insensitive babysitter! Thanks for linking - I've missed you.

Lisa said...

Cute! I guess I should be saying something mean because I'm from Chicago, but I'm not into that. : ) I love these and you could really do any team or pretty pattern!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Such a thoughtful gift! Even boxed mac and cheese can use a potholder, so I'm sure she'll get some use out of them ;)

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

What nice gifts! They turned out great, and what a practical design too.

Megan B ♥ said...

Very cute and very creative! It turned out well.

PS, we're cougar fans. You know, just in case :)

JaNae said...

If you can see it, you can make it! WOW!!!

Jo said...

what a cute story, i also hope she can cook ... or at least microwave!

mrs. c said...

What a sweet thing to do for a person that means so much to you and your children's lives! She will always remember you everytime she uses her oven mitts.

Annesphamily said...

I work for a doctor who comes form Wisconsin. Guess what football team he supports? LOL! Great post and gift! Anne

PERMANENT POSIES said...

How rude of her to try to ruin your life. College choice should have considered that...haha. Nice pot holders, even though they do say Green Bay Packers. (I am from Texas)

My name is PJ. said...

I still remember when our favorite babysitter when we were children grew up and moved away. It's heartbreaking.


Cute gift ideas!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Even if she can't cook these will look great in her kitchen.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Very creative GREEN post. Happy Rainbow Thursday!

Christy said...

my husband just glanced at my screen and said...now why can't you make soemthing like that? we are huge packer fans in my house...and these would go nicely with our packer chip and dip set, coffee mugs and his/her handmade quilts :)...but to find GB material in so. cal is a bit challenging!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Even if she doesn't cook now she can save them for when she gets married. If she's a Packer fan she'll love them!

Jingle said...

lovely greens....
have a fun Friday!

Jenny said...

What a cool gift!

I'm sorry she didn't flunk 12th grade! Sometimes you just find the good ones and it's a shame when they have to go on with their lives!

I bet she will love your creativity and care!

Thanks for linking!

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