Last week I was visiting Linda at http://flourishingpalms.
blogspot.com/2013/06/stitchin- and-dishin.html where I saw her posting about Bowl Buddies. She found a tutorial for making them here http://www.seamshappy.com/ 2012/08/13/microwave-bowl-pot- holder/ .
This is my go at a Bowl Buddy. The idea is that you put a bowl into this quilted fabric bowl and do your micro wave thing. Once your whatever is heated you can just remove it from the micro wave without benefit of a potholder because that’s pretty much what the bowl buddy’s job is. Not to mention that it looks great micro wave to table.
So as we all know I don’t do one of anything. I kinda thought that 2 would make a better gift. I also thought that if I were making them as gifts they should come with a bowl already inside. Friday on my way home from work, I found myself at the Crate and Barrel outlet.
I went in with Buddy in hand and found what I think is the perfect bowl at a great price. 4 bowls for $9.95 . Well the more I looked at the 2 bowls in their Buddy’s I thought they would look great on the table if they were joined by a Trivet. Yes there is only 1 Trivet but if I were making this as a real gift I would make 2. Truth be told I ran out of time. Only got the idea for the trivet at about 9:30 Friday night. I was meeting an old friend for breakfast on Saturday morning and I wanted to give her the set and get her feedback on receiving them as a gift. She is one of those blatantly honest people. She loved them and had no problem taking them home with her. She does want the missing Trivet.
I attached tags to the pieces because the Trivet is lined with Insul Bright which can’t be micro waved. and Buddy who can be micro waved.
The batting Linda and I used in the buddy is called Wrap N Zap by Pellon. It is designed for micro wavablity. I read somewhere along the line that it is best not to use regular cotton batting for micro wave projects because it sometimes contains impurities that can burn in a micro wave. I don’t know if that is true or not but I decided not to risk a fire or melt down.
The Zap and Wrap wasn’t expensive and I got it at JoAnns with either a discount or a coupon because heaven forbid we pay full price for anything we can get at Joanns. I know I am among the fortunate, I currently pass Joanns coming home from work and have lunch in the same shopping center at least once a week.
Anyway, I am see several of these sets in my future. I already have a request to make a set for my sister to give as a house warming present. Can’t wait to see how that one turns out as I’m making it using HELLO KITTY fabric. And I will be making a more traditional set for friends of mine for their new home.
Be productive. me