Mitten Exchange

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supplies:

On Dasher die set, Large Mitten die set, Cherry/French Roast cardstock, French Roast Woodgrain cardstock, Twas the Night cardstock, small doiles, Grass Silky Crush ribbon, Cocoa/French Roast ink with daubers, clear dots – all supplies from A Muse Studio

Today was my annual Mitten Exchange with some of the ladies I stamp with.  We can decorate them any way we want, but we all use the Amuse Studio mitten die as our base. This was my mitten – hey, no stamping!  It was a lot of fun and some of the gals hang theirs up on their mantels or draped back and forth across doors.

Take a look at some of the other swaps!

amuse studio mitten die

you can click on the pictures to see them larger

amuse studio mitten die

I was doubly lucky because in addition to these wonderful swaps, my friend Lois brought over some mitten cookies that she had baked and decorated.  They not only look good but they taste great!

lois mitten cookies

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2 responses to “Mitten Exchange

  1. So cute! What a great idea!

  2. Chris,
    GMTA! Our friend needed to use Jay’s sewing machine so last week I decided to use the mitten die with some scrap flannel and make handwarmers. I cut out two pairs; sewed around the mittens about 1/4 inch and left the top part open. Poured in about 1/3 cut of rice and sewed up the top. Made a second set for a care package for my niece who is in college in PN (she’s a member of your church). Wendy’s set came out much nicer than my prototype that had some thread tension issues.

    I put in about 1/3 cup of rice in each mitten. To use, put both in the microwave and nuke for 20 to 30 second max. I am using mine to warm up our flannel bedsheets . . . the high was 32 and the low is supposed to be 4 degrees tonight.

    To make the handwarmers, use 100% cotton (I would think 100% wool should also work) so the fabric doesn’t melt. I cut two layers of material at one time.

    Your creative ladies could dress up the handwarmers with lace and embroidery as long as there wasn’t plastic or metal.

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