Just strip some pieces together
Satin stitch around the tree
…and wa la!
Where do you set those large casserole dishes on the table when they are hot? I found this cute FREE pattern at Esch House Quilts. I knew I had to make one.
It’s for a 9 x 13 hot pad (but easy to adjust the size if you want) and it’s so simple to make. Just scroll down on their free projects page until you get to the Holiday Tree Hot Pad, then download the free pattern.
It only takes a an hour or so to make, so you could make several. You don’t need much fabric and you could scrap together the background as well if necessary. The pattern they show is using a single piece of fabric for the tree, but you know how I am; I just HAD to scrap it up. You might have to buy some Insul-Bright
Insul-Bright Needlepunched Insulated Lining -45″ x 1 yard
if you don’t have that laying around, but otherwise you might just have everything you need. And heck, why stop with Christmas themes? How about Valentines or Easter. So many possibilities. There are hot casserole dishes at every occasion and you want to be prepared!
Some of the students are making this little project in my Scrapalicious Class this week and I can’t wait to see what they come up with!
My monster before glazing
I just can’t get enough of these monsters. This photo is of the monster I made a few years ago. And now it’s time to make a friend for my monster. So I’ve signed up to take this workshop at Clay Space
in Eugene. I can’t wait! Here are the details from their website at Clay Space if you are interested in getting in touch with your own inner-monster:
Monster Making Workshop
Wednesday, October 29 | 5:30pm & 7:15pm (each session lasts about 1.5 hours)
Workshop Fee: $20 per session
James DeRosso’s Monsters
James will be in town for another monster making workshop! Each session lasts about an hour and a half. Sign-up for a session by yourself or with a companion and you will have a fabulous time! James will walk you through creating creatures that “go bump in the night” — you’ll make your very own monster with James as your guide! Monsters can be picked up after firing is completed. Call now to sign up – these workshops fill quickly!
Solid Gold Close up
Starting this month I’m moving my monthly Scrapalicious Class to my home studio in Lowell!
The class will still be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month (October being an exception….see dates below!).
I will set up tables, chairs, ironing boards, irons in my sunroom. You should bring your scraps, your sewing machine, your rotary cutter and rulers, and your misc sewing tools.
Remaining 2014 class dates: Oct16, Nov 13, Dec 11
The only other change will be that you need to RSVP if you are coming. If you are signed up for the 6 session package , you will get credit for any missed classes if you contact me. If you are a drop-in, please email me to let me know you are planning to attend. I need to know how many chairs and tables to set up! Class will be limited to six students.
Rates: 6 session package $48 or $10 monthly drop-in
There is plenty of off-street parking. As winter approaches, if the roads are bad, I will cancel the class and let you know via this blog.
Looking forward to seeing you at Scrapalicious! For some of you that means “getting out of town” or getting out of your own studios to carve out some of your own creative time….let’s get inspired!