Over the weekend, we were guests at a wedding and I attended a bridal shower, so it was a fun and jam-packed couple of days. (And I may or may not have mixed up the bridal shower date, so I may or may not have gone to the bridal shower a day early, only to realize there was no one there and it was actually on Sunday.)
Here’s what we look like when we aren’t covered in paint and dust. In case you couldn’t remember. Sometimes I forget.
Anyhoo, this post is actually about gifts, not about how awesome we look when we shower.
When I made my own casserole carrier, I thought it’d make a great gift. When paired with a covered Pyrex dish or covered cake pan (9×13) from the couple’s registry, it’s a nice personalized set. And I find it super handy to have not only to keep food warm or cold in transit, but also because it’s simpler to carrier.
So, I got to working on two of them for the events last weekend. Then, I decided that I needed to add a set of potholders to each gift. Mostly because I’ve been wanting to make them, and also because I think everyone can use potholders. (Homemade gifts take time and effort, so it’s just not worth the time if they aren’t practical and useful. These gifts are both, in my opinion.)
Sso here’s the recap.
For Ryan’s high school friend and wife were married at a gorgeous winery wedding on Saturday, I chose a black and white patterned canvas for gifts. I found that I really like the way cotton canvas works for the casserole carrier. It’s a little heavier than the cotton quilting fabric I used. But it still sews easily.
I also added the carriers for utensils, which I think is really handy. I used belting for the handles. (Sorry for the blurriness, my camera is not my friend and I took these really quickly before wrapping them up.)
And here are the potholders, using this pattern by Prudent Baby. It’s quite easy and turn out nicely. I like this style of potholder with a pocket.
For my dear friend Ashley’s bridal shower, I chose a fun pink pattern that reminded me of her. And she happened to wear pink to the shower, so it must have been meant to be.
Don’t you adore the large-scale fuschia pattern on that fabric? (Here’s the fabric used.)
I used navy blue as an accent.
And I liked the potholders so well that I made a few for myself and my mom, too.
Here’s the gift all packed up with some casserole dishes for Ashley. (Is it just me, or are glass casserole dishes with lids the most-used bakeware in your cabinets? I love giving them as gifts.)
What do you think?