Monday, May 2, 2016

Feeling Crafty

Mostly I don't do crafts. I've never made a wreath for the door and if I did I'd probably forget to put it up. I don't change out my decor with the seasons and the only holiday I'm really enthusiastic about is Christmas. You all know I'm a nut about Christmas!  Don't get me wrong I admire all the wonderful creative people who make beautiful things and display them so expertly but the craft gene has passed me by. Still every once in a while I see a crafty project that I think might be useful and I want to give it a try.

Here's my latest foray into the world of crafting - microwave bowl  potholders. They don't look like much do they? But these things are so useful. I watched a couple of YouTube videos and jumped in. What did we all do before we had YouTube to show us the way?
 
 

All the videos stressed that this special microwavable batting was essential so I ordered some from Amazon and it was pricey.
After opening the package I realized that all it was was 100% cotton batting with no scrim. That last part is very important to prevent fires in the microwave. 100% cotton with no scrim!
I measured the bowls I normally use to reheat soup and such and cut my fabric accordingly and before you know it I had two microwave bowl potholders.
The neat thing is these are also reversible.
No more burning or spilling trying to get my bowl of soup or stew out of the microwave.

Until next time,

4 comments:

  1. Well, those look useful! What is scrim?
    xo Kris

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  2. I make these too, LOVE them!

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  3. Very clever! I love your fabric choices. I hope people pay attention and do not try to cut corners and use the wrong batting. Thanks for making it clear!

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