This afternoon I spent a little time in my craft room. Yesterday Farmer Neal was putting milk in the freezer which is in that room. I was helping and when we went in I said “you do realize this is my sanctuary right? my craft room sanctuary?”. And then I sighed cause really, I love it in there. So today during naps I did a little cutting and sewing for a project. I am making some of these. While I was at it I thought I would take a crack at something I have always wanted to make.
Can you guess what those are for?
See, we use cast iron … for everything that a normal person would use a standard metal or teflon frying pan for. They are the only frying pans in this old farm kitchen.
Every morning I make Mathias a fried egg for breakfast and then scrambled eggs for Farmer Neal. Every morning. And every morning as I grab a big pot holder I think “I should really get one of those little mini pot holder things (I am sure they have a real name) for these cast iron pans”. Only problem is that the only ones I have found are terribly ugly. That’s right … ugly. When you have a cute turquoise/teal-ish kitchen and fun happy valances you can’t go with something ugly. Well, ok you can … but why? Especially when you have a craft room you love with a sewing machine, lots of fabric and some Insul-Bright.
So I did a little measuring … and three tries later I had ’em done.
Once the kids were up and I couldn’t pull myself away from my favorite place, he waited patiently for dinner … that was a huge bonus.
I wanted to use the valance fabric but only had a small strip left. I improvised and added another strip of color which made them long enough.
You gotta admit … those are pretty stinkin’ cute right?
I can’t wait for breakfast!