I promised blue.holloman gallery I would make Artful Oven Mitts for Mother’s Day this year. And so, the strange, tedious, and weirdly satisfying journey towards finishing 100 Artful Oven Mitts begins.
The last time I made mitts was when I promised the blue.hollman gallery Artful Oven Mitts for the 2013 Christmas holiday season. Can you find them displayed in their gallery window?
Oven mitts are my standard wedding gift. Since then, 28 of our friends have decided to become official life time pairs of two. This means I need to get busy if I am going to be in good graces with the reigning etiquette expert of the day. (Did you know Emily Post had an institute? I did not.)
The last time I made mitts was right around my 100th blog post. In celebration, I offered to mail EVERYONE who commented on my blog a free oven mitt pattern. And as of today, I have sent out 83 patterns. That means I am still willing to send out 17 more.
Well, that was an interesting exercise. You can read about the mad cap mailing adventure here–fun and funny. I don’t think I will do that again.
Several years ago, I had photographer Chris Arend photograph my Artful Oven Mitts. It was a super fun photo shoot. If you want to look at any of these images up close–just click on the image.
Making a large batch of oven mitts means I go into factory mode. I quilt huge oven mitt “quilts” on my long arm.
Here is the VERY first oven mitt “quilt” of 2015. (The shading is about the lighting, not the fabric.)
If you would like to see a visual tutorial on how I make my mitts, you do that by clicking here.
If you think you might have someone in your life who deserves a pair of Artful Oven Mitts, you can buy them from me. Just go to my contact page and email me.
Each mitt is sixty dollars. GASP! WHAT? Sixty bucks a mitt? You should make them yourself, right?
Or you could think about it another way–these are one-of-kind limited edition 2015 Artful Oven Mitts featuring hard to find vintage upholstery fabrics and made by me .
Who knows when I will make another batch? I’m guessing probably sometime in 2017.
Now back to the mitt factory I go….