Tuesday, May 12, 2009

experimenting with mitts




(Thanks for all the swell Mother's Day wishes. I hope your weekends were full of love and sticky hugs.)

I made some mitts that look like potholders but are really for cleaning. I think they will work well for things like glass cleaning, dusting and counter wiping, but my first set was given as a gift (along with some earth friendly cleaners) so I guess she will have to be my guinea pig. One side is for cleaning (cotton chenille) and the other side is a prettied up pocket for your hand. I added a loop for hanging too.

I hate cleaning, so maybe having something pretty to use instead of a roll of paper towels will sweeten the deal for me. Plus less paper in the garbage. Shiny!*

*Browncoats unite!

12 comments:

  1. What a great idea!!! They look fab.

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  2. Great idea! I love the ticking used for binding. Super cute!

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  3. "Browncoats, unite", huh? Wow.

    Cute mitts! I need all the inspiration I can get when it comes to cleaning.

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  4. Hi there! I love your blog so much. I had an award come my way and I'm passing it on to you as well. You have been nominated!

    http://lolly-tots.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-first-blog-award.html

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  5. Fantastic idea! I love these so much I want to make some!

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  6. Mary Kelly, how incredibly nice! Thank you.

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  7. they are cute little dust mits. maybe a smaller size and you could inlist the young ones in a little hand work :)

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  8. did they leave any lint behind? I would love to try these out! Such a great idea so pretty!

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  9. what a great idea! I've had some scrap chenille and wodnered what to do, now I know. thank you.

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  10. I love these mitts! I wouldn't want to use them for cleaning though, they're just too pretty!

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  11. Love this idea! I´ll definitely make some myself to spice up cleaning a little bit!!!

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