Saturday, 22 October 2011

Creativity - On My Mind.......

This post is part of a Friday photo feature called "On My Mind" over at the Down to Earth Blog.   (I'm just a little late this week)

It's been a busy and intense week and I'm feeling the need to exercise some creativity and get the right side of the brain going.

I'll do some work on this mat today.  I've made a few of these before and they are handy to put on the kitchen bench to put hot pans on as they come of the stove top.  They are made with natural jute (bought at the hardware store) and this is combined with some variegated natural cotton.  It's just single crochet stitch simple and fast to make.


  1. How large do you make these? I'm thinking a set of 3 in different sizes would make a GREAT Christmas gifts for my sisters and sister-in-laws.

  2. Hi Becky,

    I'll probably only do a few more rows on this one and then finish it off. I do have them in different sizes it often just depends on how much cotton I have as it's a great way to use up scraps. They are great gifts. I've also made a set off placemats for our table but I used string rather than jute as it is a bit finer.
    Thanks for your interest.