Friday, June 24, 2022

Table Scraps Challenge - June 2022

The idea for my take on this month's Table Scraps Challenge came from a Facebook friend who was making these and shared the link to the YouTube tutorial with me, and also necessity.  

See, we had just replaced our old Corelle dinnerware with new stuff, and I don't know why but the new bowls get HOT in the microwave!  I don't know about you, but I'd like to start my day without burning my fingers on a freshly-nuked bowl of oatmeal, thank you very much.

Bowl Koozie tute to the rescue!  Although for the rest of this post, I am going to call it a cozy because I am old and crotchety that way.  Also, if you're interested in the difference between Koozie, Cozy, and Kozy (like I was), have a listen to the explanation here

Word nerdiness aside, this really was an easy to follow tutorial and my first attempt came out fine.  I didn't have much in the way of 100% cotton batting scraps, so I used an 80/20 scrap on half of it.  Since I don't intend to microwave the cozy itself, it should be okay.

(Second bowl cozy with thrifted striped shirt interior)

For the second cozy, I did make a trip to Joann for some Wrap & Zap batting, which is made for projects like this.  It struck me as odd that a package of 100% cotton Wrap & Zap was half the price of the same size package of Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting, and it basically looks like the same stuff (and made by the same company).  But that's neither here nor there, just interesting to note.

Both cozies are BLUE and have STRIPES, which were the two prompts for June's challenge.  No matter that they match nothing in my kitchen decor (seasonal runner aside), but white bowls go with anything, so there's that.  Also, they do coordinate well with the blueberries that adorn my morning oatmeal every day. :)

So that's the Table Scraps Challenge checked off for this month.  Before you go, though, I thought I'd show you another BLUE/STRIPE score this month.  

I've been pretty lucky at the thrift store lately, and more on that in future posts.  For now, I'll show you one item I was super excited about.  

I had just changed out my comforter set for this one (not my bedroom...I wish):

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I just love that it's airy and kind of beachy looking, and it's lightweight enough to throw off and on multiple times a night when the hotness flashes, lol.  I didn't have any wall decor to match when I bought the comforter, though, so when I spied this triple-matted piece of wall art at Goodwill a week or so later, I practically jumped for joy!  On the inside, of course; in the store, that would have been weird.

Here it is on the bedroom wall.  Perfect, no?

Hope you're having a great day!

I'm linking to The Joyful Quilter: June 2022 Table Scraps Challenge.



The Joyful Quilter said...

Super cute stripe-y BLUE goodness with your morning bowl of oatmeal, Paulette, and that wall art Goodwill score is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with the Table Scraps Link Party. Looking forward to seeing what you will do with the prompt for July!

Gretchen Weaver said...

The cozies are very cute. I also love blueberries in my oatmeal. Love your striped bed cover!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Terrific find on the framed photo! Blueberries on our cereals here (or yogurt), too.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Paulette, how perfect to combine your table scraps challenge and make something practical for your table as well as pretty. I love that blue striped fabric.
Yes that bed spread looks so summery.

Deb A said...

Those bowl cozy's are great for warming up oatmeal and not burning your hand. PS - it works well to keep the ice cream from freezing your hands!

Karen's Korner said...

I am a big fan of bowl cozies and have made many over the past months.

Michelle said...

Those bowl cozies are awesome! I may need to make some and for the same reason. Pinning! And your new comforter and wall art are perfect together. I love it when you come upon something perfect out of the blue.