Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Crafts and Carnival Lunch

Hooray!  I was able to get together with the cupcake girls last week.
 
We made potholders!  These are the potholders that I used to make as a girl.  I still have my original red metal loom from the late 60's.

****After publication this morning, due to early interest, here is a website that carries good, sturdy looms and cotton loops for making these wonderful potholders.  Have fun!****  http://www.kitkraft.biz/home.php?cat=214&gclid=CPacnuHoy6gCFaNd5QodDR3rpA


They are still my favorite potholders to use.   They sit patiently atop a covered pot, have a nice grip for carrying pots and they also make great trivets.


We started with a little sustenance.  Jill made these beautiful homemade lemon and poppy seed scones. They tasted as good as they looked.


Nothing pleases me more than a kitchen table covered with crafts.


Here is one that Susan was working on.


And one that I made.


This was my favorite on the day.  Jill's potholder looks like a four patch.




For lunch I decided to make junk food.  Hot Dogs with Saurkraut, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries and Root Beer Floats for dessert.


Carnival food is one of my favorite things.  If it's sold out of a brightly colored wagon, I love it.




Coco exhausted herself by jumping all over the girls when they arrived and then stealing a tiny chocolate bunny from Jill.  What a dogs life.



Still busy with 2 projects that I can't share yet.  I did go to a local quilt show and I'll share the photos later this week.

Have a great week!

30 comments:

  1. OMG I love the pot holders...brings back wonderful memories. Coco is so sweet...Howie and Zack would have a great time there!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, yes, I remember those! And as true quilters you've taken it to another level with all the different patterns. Did you all just figure it out or did you have instructions for the 4 patch, etc. They are much prettier than I remember. The scones look so yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks like you all had so much fun! Are those still around? I would love to make some for myself! They look so colorful and inviting.

    ReplyDelete
  4. OMGosh I remember making those, in fact, I bought a kit for my niece many years ago and taught her to make them. I still have a few of them around.

    What a fun project to do with the girls!!

    Crispy

    ReplyDelete
  5. I bought a new 'kit' about a year ago, but I was disappointed in the loops, they were thin and didn't make nice potholders. It was fun to do it tho.
    Love all the pretty ones you all made.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I remember making those as a little girl too....and the food...on my goodness...what fun!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would be really interested in the scone recipe, would you be able to share? I wish I had my old hotpad loom from my childhood, I might have to look for a new one!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the potholders! The food looked wonderful too.

    ReplyDelete
  9. looks like another fun day and great comfort food!
    love the potholders, what memories there.
    I went to Somers quilt show were you there too?
    kathie

    ReplyDelete
  10. OMG, what a fun day! I so remember making those potholders at summer camp!! They weren't as pretty as these ones though. Where did you get the looms?

    ReplyDelete
  11. I remember those potholders too! I used to go to Ben Franklin to buy bags of loops. I made so many potholders, I would go up and down the street and try to sell them to neighbors.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Used to be able to buy bags of individual colors. Now they are all multicolor

      Delete
  12. I love those potholders and still have the ones my kids made for me! Looks like a very fun day.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The pot holders look way more fun than my cork one. Even the food sounds a little foreign, lol. I don't know root beer or waffle chips but the hot dogs I do.

    ReplyDelete
  14. You've brought back childhood memories of my pot holder making adventures. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I used to make those potholders when I was young. I gave them as gifts and tried to sell them. A neighbor lady bought a few. I recently bought a metal frame at an antique shop that had some loops with it. Thank you for the source for supplies. I have never seen the loops sold by color. And they are cotton. Hurray. What a fun day. I might have to try that with my little quilt group.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a fun kitchey project! You girls know how to have fun!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a fun project! Imade those pot holdes when I was a girl. They didn't look that pretty though. ;)
    It's great that they still sell the supplies.

    Your lunch looks so yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I must have made a hundred of those potholders as a child...one of my favorite crafts! The
    big milestone was when I could do the edges/finishing by myself...

    ReplyDelete
  19. When I was 8 years old, my aunt gave me a potholder loom and my hands were busy from then on. Your posts brought back lots of memories from my childhood. BTW, I love the designs that were made by you and the girls.

    ReplyDelete
  20. What fun happy potholders!! I had a loom like that when I was a kid, I wonder what happened to it... :0)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Okay, should I buy this now so I can have it for my 2 year old granddaughter in a few years?
    I used to sell these door to door after making a huge bag full. All my sweet neighbors bought them from me back in the early 60's...what a great memory. You know it would be kind of fun to have a big girl party with these too :0).
    thanks for the flashback to my childhood days :0).

    Happy Sewing

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love those potholders too! I remember making them as a child, but I think our loops were synthetic.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sounds, ands looks like a fun day.

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a fun time! I made those little potholders too!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thank you for taking me down reverie road! I always made those potholders when visiting grandma and I am smiling big now at the memories. What fun reTREAT time, yummy!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. That looks like the BEST lunch ever! I have one of those potholders that my little sister made for me in the 80's and it still gets lots of use.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Those potholders are a real blast from the past...mine NEVER looked this good, though, LOL! What a fun little group you have...I love following your get-togethers!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks Barb for the link to the potholder loom. I have a 2 year old grand daughter (same as Kim) I think I will get one for her next birthday - Your potholders are adorable - Hugs Nat

    ReplyDelete
  29. I have memories of making those potholders too! I especially like the colors you have chosen and the food, it looks wonderful!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for asking questions and making comments - I love to hear from you.