The folks over at Craft Buds have declared September Craft Book Month...
And so, in honor of craft book month...and thanks to craft book month...I finally sat down and browsed through each of the craft books that I have on my shelf. I don't have many, but my collection did grow considerably after Feather your Nest.
There were a couple of craft books on my shelf that I hadn't even looked through yet! It's so fun to look through those books, the photos, the ideas, the creativity, it's all so inspiring!
While I did come away with many new ideas for projects, most of them seemed to fit the "in the future" list as opposed to the "to do now" list.
But one idea, was one of those that I intended on doing sooner and just didn't...potholders from Amanda Soule's book "Handmade Home".
What a great way to use up scraps! Goodness knows I have an abundance of them! And, these pretty potholders are far better than any of those boring and somewhat icky ones I already have in my house. Don't you just love a project that makes the seemingly mundane pretty!
I added some little "finger pockets" on the backs of the potholders so that my fingers didn't slip out of the petite potholders while reaching for something hot.
And then, when I was done...of course Violet and Henry requested some for their kitchen. I was happy to oblige them.
Theirs are slightly smaller and have only one piece of batting (as opposed to the two towel layers and one batting I used for my potholders), and I gave them some loops.
Don't they look perfectly at home?
So, thanks Craft Buds for finally making inspiring me to make myself some pretty and cheery potholders and to add some more craft book projects to my list!