I made my parents a toaster bag for their anniversary. A what? Toaster bag. Due to a severe lack of counter space in the kitchen, the toaster lives in the pantry when not in use. In the interest of keeping dust off it and keeping crumb-tray detritus off of everything else, it was generally stored in a repurposed bag from some store or other. And, you know, the plastic bag worked just fine, but it lacked pizazz, so I decided a sturdy, washable fabric bag was in order. When I presented it to them they were pleased (really!), and then my mom made an offhanded comment about having a cute toaster embroidery pattern “like the pot you did” (referring to the Aunt Martha’s “Animated Kitchenware” pattern I did on an apron for myself).
Aunt Martha’s “Animated Kitchenware”, alas, is limited to pots and pans and their ilk; no fancy plug-in appliances. I checked out Sublime Stitching’s “Krazy Kitchen” sheet, but no toaster there, either. Boo. And then…I remembered downloading a peanut butter and jelly pattern from Urban Threads some time back. Of course! A bread-based design would work just as well, wouldn’t it?
The hearts make it so anniversary-appropriate! This was my first attempt at crayon tinting, and I’m really pleased with how it came out.
For a better idea of the whole project and its dimensions.
Being used for its exact purpose.