Monday, December 6, 2010

Don't judge the box

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Mollie got this for her Hanukkah present last night.  She looked at the box and declared it uninteresting.  I told her that I bought it because I had one as a kid, and I loved making potholders.  I thought Moo would like it because she's done weaving at school.

So I put the first side of loops on and started weaving.  It didn't take long for Moo to take interest and then take it from me.  She ended up bringing it into bed and weaving while I was reading them a chapter from The Faraway Tree.   She finished weaving before I finished reading.  I did the edges for her when she was asleep.


rainbow potholder

Then today she started this one all on her own.  I finished the edges tonight for her.  Next time I am going to show her how to finish off the edges.


2nd potholder

Now I know they don't look as stylish as ones made up in some cute designer quilting fabric, but they work extremely well.  They are flexible and are heat resistant even if they get damp.  My aunt who has the most excellent taste prefers these potholders over all others.  Wonder if I can convince Moo to whip up a couple for our Auntie C?  Then again I am in desperate need of a couple myself.

10 comments:

Jo-anne (Blossy) said...

Those potholders look lovely. The colours are so pretty!

Cass said...

Looks like a great present and she is making some great looking potholders

Lola Nova said...

I had one when I was a kid and loved it! They do make excellent potholders.

Handmade homegrown said...

Well done Mollie!!
They are my type of pot holders - handmade and colourful :)

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

I want one too! Looks great Moo:D

Carolyn said...

They do look wonderful- where do you get the kits from?

naomi said...

I want one of those too!! What fun, and such beautiful colours!

Lesley said...

Beautiful work Miss Moo and Mummy too!!

monART said...

wow wow double wow. Looks awesome and the colours are just beautifull. I remember that you once in the past told that you were looking for one because you had one as a kid. So you've found it and how gr8 for Molly

The Handmaden said...

They look great - well done Moo!