It is with a bittersweet mood that I write this post. The December 2019 3-D Island Batik Ambassador challenge is my last project (at least until 2021 …) that I will complete. I decided to not reapply for the 2020 Ambassadorship. My decision had nothing to do with the Island Batik company itself but rather that I really need to FOCUS and write my patterns. I’ll also be traveling A LOT more next year and I have no idea how that will affect my productivity.
I’ve enjoyed playing with Island Batik fabrics in 2019 and know that I will continue to incorporate the fabric into future projects. I appreciate everyone I’ve met and worked with through Island Batik this past year and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity.
The December challenge was simply 3-D. Ambassadors could interpret 3D in whatever way they wanted to.
If you remember back to my October Top it Off Challenge – I pieced a 2.5″ strip set from Little Sir Little Miss Strips (with bits of brown) for that piece. Well – I still had a decent amount of the strip set left and I definitely didn’t want to throw it away – so I decided to use it to make a Hot Stuff Oven Mitt from Around the Bobbin!
Every year I try to come up with new things to create to sell at the annual craft sale I have at my orchard. Not only do I try to think of things that may sell but also would make great gifts for my family and friends. This year was most definitely the year of the Hot Stuff Oven Mitt! I’ve made 11 so far!
The first one that I made features 100% Island Batik fabrics! I cut the mitt from different areas of the strip set so each side is unique!
One side is more blue with some purples on the cuff.
And the opposite side is more purple with blues on the cuff.
The cool thing about these mitts is that it really works for both left or right hand. it’s also super sturdy – the silicone along with layers of fabric, Hobbs batting and more fabric! This mitt will work fabulously in someone’s kitchen for many years!
This particular Hot Stuff Oven Mitt sold at the sale! I may have a few left that I don’t decide to gift so be sure to keep an eye out on my etsy shop for your chance to purchase one.