Motivation increases if I need gifts. No agony over gifting old friends with the masterpiece they deserve. Everyone needs another potholder!
So last week, I made a slew for our upcoming travels.
I started with this amazing fabric.
I surrounded a square of that fabric with a red coffee cup fabric,
This is the purgatory to which all my leftover fusible-backed fabrics - especially small novelty items - go. Once I pull everything out, it is very difficult to push it all back in again.
I did some free associating, finding ready-to-fuse objects to place on my potholder base.
For this first potholder, I created a fully bodied, sensuous appreciation of my favorite drink by adding coffee-appreciating body parts: Lips on the upper left corner,
... a hand making a victory sign on the lower left...
.....and a guy with caffeine-induced delusions of superpowers on the lower right.here.) The cup also has clouds of decorative steam.
For the next one, the steam cloud is multicolored:
and there's a collaged redundant fantasy label on the lower right.
The whole thing:
and a small color cloud on the lower right corner.
The backs are mug fabric that's been in my stash for decades.
To see more coffee creations, click "coffee" in the word cloud on the right of this post. And remember: If you're feeling intimidated by the need to make a masterpiece, go for a potholder instead. (You never know: Your friends might frame it.)