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The winner of this giveaway is commenter #35, Cathy Hansen, who said her favorite kitchen accessories are table toppers. See the announcement here.
I’ve always known GooseberryPatch for the cookbooks, particularly their cookbooks that show how to make gift mixes and other food-related gifts. But in Stitching for the Kitchen, they show how to make 30 sewn projects for the kitchen.
The book shows a wide variety of sewn projects that you would use in preparation of a meal (e.g., oven mitt, apron) or in the serving of a meal (e.g., bun warmer, table runner) or in organization of a kitchen (e.g., hanging pocket organizer, plastic bag dispenser). Some use embroidery, others patchwork. Some use new materials, others use vintage napkins or recycled sweaters.
The pages are large, with step-by-step instructions and full color photos of finished projects. The book is spiral bound so the pages lie flat, and full size patterns are included in a pocket at the back. (No tracing, no enlarging required!!)
Favorite projects include:
Snack bags with cutouts. These reusable snack bags have cutout windows on the front so you can see what’s inside. Perfect for a lunch bag or snacking on the go.
Mug cozy with pocket. You could sew these up for everyone on your Christmas gift list. Gift it with a mug and a bag of good tea.
Casserole carrier. Just what you need to take a dish to a potluck. Elastic strips on the outside will hold a serving spoon. Insul-Brite between the layers helps keep the food warm and your hands from getting burned. The dimensions they give will create a carrier for a 10” x 16” dish, but you can easily adjust the measurements to fit a different size dish.
Plastic Bag Dispenser. A practical project! We got a similar bag dispenser these years ago as a wedding gift. 16 years later, it still gets daily use. The one we got was pretty basic, but the Gooseberry Patch version is pieced from strips of coordinating fabrics.
Gooseberry Patch has a copy of Stitching for the Kitchen to give away to one Craft Gossip reader.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me your favorite handmade kitchen item. It can be something in your kitchen right now, or something you remember from long ago. I’ll choose one comment at random as the winner.
Giveaway ends Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
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