A sure sign that my life is back to a sane routine is that I’m actually using my kitchen and eating at my own dining room table. Which is probably why I’ve been recently inspired to make dining-related accessories (and not just table runners which look beautiful all day long, but the kind of items you need when you’re actually in the kitchen or using your table to eat off of.)
First off, some quilted oven mitts.
The fact that they perfectly match my little pots is a happy coincidence. And these aren’t like those cute-but-only-semi-functional oven mitts; they’re big enough for my abnormally long fingers and provide extra coverage– helpful given my tendency to burn myself in every which way while cooking.
I also decided to stitch up some place mats– just two for now but I’m thinking a set of six would be ideal.
Again, I lucked out with the matching bowls. And I can’t really take credit for the fork-and-spoon motif. Though I tend to stick to abstract geometric shapes, I was utterly charmed by this slice of cake I had for lunch at 96 Winery Road during our honeymoon (yes, lunch– I’m still adjusting to the fact that most midday meals aren’t three courses long.)
I mean, really. How cute is that?
I even carried on the theme with my backing fabric.
OK, so perhaps I got a little carried away.