Thursday, 19 November 2015
Sweet Doughnut Pot Holder
I love doughnuts! I have never been able to actually eat the pretty ones covered in icing and sprinkles, too sweet! But I just love the way they look. All those gorgeous colours and the sprinkles..they are like edible confetti.
When I came across this gorgeous Doughnut Potholder pattern, I couldn't wait to give it a go. I changed the colours to be a bit brighter and as I love how great these dots are with everything I decided to give the potholder a doughnut inspired look, with a pink icing centre and pink gingham bias binding. It was really enjoyable stitching on the sprinkles (I used DMC embroidery threads)
It has a more modern look to it, the black and white polka dots have a brightening effect. I am a very messy cook so I am wondering if it would be a good idea for me to use it as a potholder. It's also quite small - I cook most of the time using much bigger saucepans and pots. Still, it makes an attractive mug rug or over sized coaster. It'd even look cute on my desk under the pen jar as a doughnut doiley substitute. I am also thinking with the delicacy of the sprinkle stitches and light colours, it'd be ruined in no time as a potholder. It could sit under the teapot on the table. I'm starting to think our kitchen is too heavy traffic and our table setting not proper enough for such a pretty piece. Maybe I will keep it in the cupboard with the 'visitor tea towels' and 'visitor tablecloths'
Whatever the fate of this potholder will be, one thing is certain. It was great fun to make and I think it needs more friends. This could be addictive!
If you fancy making one for yourself, or a stack for Christmas gifts, you can find the FREE pattern here and the fabrics I used here - Doughnut Icing, Doughnut Dough and Doughnut Centre.
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