Well, it's not every day one can use that title for a blog post. This is something I made this week: an oven mitt. It's one of those things I've always needed, but never gotten around to making. I recently found the book 'Sew' by Cath Kidston at our library, and there was a pattern for this beauty inside it. (There are lots of other great patterns, too.) The cotton canvas fabric was a flea market find a while ago- those pixelated roses appealed to me (or are they supposed to be like giant cross-stitched flowers?) and I'm pretty sure the apple-green bias binding was also second-hand. For the interior batting, I used some thick wool fleece.
I have to admit that I really hated sewing this oven mitt. It's a great pattern, but I dislike the awkwardness of sewing bias binding over chunky layers. It took so much longer than I had hoped. Never mind, all was forgiven when I did a bit of lunch-box-baking this morning- it's a useful thing to have.