Custom Potholders for Monica

My creative friend Monica just returned to Providence for rehearsals for A Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep Theatre - she has been in New York, and while she was away I missed her birthday. We got together last night and I finally got to give her a birthday gift.

Before I show you the gift, you first need to know something about Monica: she is the owner and founder of Monicakes Bakery, and she makes the world's most amazing confectionary creation - cakies.

What is a cakie?
A cakie is a cookie exterior filled with cake, which comes in lots of amazing flavor combinations.

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But, as my friend Evan said, "You had me at cakies."

My two favorite cakie flavors - pumpkin cake/chai cookie (pictured above) and chocolate/pistachio - inspired Monica's gift.

Monicakes potholders!

This was my first experiment with log cabin quilt squares - the method of piecing together strips of color one by one in this spiral pattern. I put it together in a quilt as you go method, which was really fun.

And the back is a cute little wonky pieced pattern. A great excuse to use up all those little scraps in my scrap drawer.

Happy (belated) Birthday, Monica! So glad to have you back in Providence for a couple of months.

And for those of you out there drooling at the thought of cakies - they will be available in New York City and online soon and I'll be sure to feature Monica as My Creative Friend when it all launches! Until then, become a fan on Monicakes' facebook page and join the Monicakes mailing list to stay in the know!


  1. Carole Anne these are oh so pretty! I love handmade gifts mire than anything!

  2. Lovely potholders! And...those cakies look DELICIOUS! mmmmmm


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