Tuesday, August 7, 2012

the “mitt romney” oven mitt

Mitt Romney Oven Mitt - all done!

At long last – it’s here. The moment you’ve been waiting for, with bated breath — the Mitt Romney Oven Mitt. The accessory you, and your kitchen, can’t live without this Election Season. A first, and quite possibly the last, arts-and-crafts project here on Sassy Radish.


blank canvas

It all started with me one day jokingly calling Mitt Romney “Mitten Romney”, and an idea was born:

Why not make a Mitt Romney oven mitt? Perhaps not the most practical of ideas, it certainly sounded like fun. So off to the races I went.

the beginnings of a very silly crafts project

After trying to find a plain, white oven mitt, I finally found one on amazon. A child’s oven mitt, it wound up fitting my hand just fine – but then again, I have child-sized hands.

Googly eyes quickly followed. [Googly eyes are awesome, by the way. I have half a mind to start gluing them in random places in our apartment.]

missing a few features

But once I had my mitten and my eyes, I was a little stuck. Mitt has crazy good, movie-star quality hair. Which meant that the oven mitt needed a well-styled coiff of its own. After rummaging in my food-styling-gift-giving drawer, I was able to locate some twine and straw. A few snips of my scissors and a little mop, fit to grace the top of an oven mitt, was born.

Next was the question of a tie. Mitt is a dapper, sartorially savvy (most of the time) gentleman and needed a politically appropriate accessory. Thank goodness for Jennie who just got back from Paris and brought me a bevy of tasty treats, among which was a the most incredible raspberry-rhubarb Christine Ferber jam. Maybe deep inside I knew that the little cloth was going to be handy, but for some reason, I saved it. The cloth became quite handy in making the mitt’s tie. How’s that for resourcefulness?

Andrew, the hand model

And finally, I used my very limited art skills to draw Mitt’s nose and mouth and eyebrows. Eh voila – a Mitt Romney Oven Mitt. Just in time for the RNC convention.

**DISCLAIMER: Please note, this is not, in any way, an endorsement of either candidate. Just a crafty idea by someone (me!) who just submitted a ton of cheffy recipes to an editor and was looking for a fun(ny) and creative outlet to pass a few hours of her time.

You might also see a vertical Romney ad on this blog – not sure how it’s coming through, but I think this is through Google ads. I will try to get them to remove any political endorsements from this blog.**

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  • 1
    Whitney said:

    I am crying, I am laughing so hard right now.

    LOVE it.

    August 7, 2012 4:16 pm
  • 2
    Adrienne said:

    Ha! A Mitt mitt! Very amusing.

    August 7, 2012 4:20 pm
  • 3

    This is too funny! That picture of Andrew is amazing. You should frame it. And boo on the ads! That’s annoying!

    August 7, 2012 4:29 pm
  • 4
    Radish said:

    Brian – not sure on what the deal is with the ads, but my personal views aside, I don’t want to use the blog as a political platform of any kind. There’s a time and place for everything you know? But we’ll see if my reach is long/wide enough to correct the situation.

    August 7, 2012 4:33 pm
  • 5
    Alejandra said:

    lol super cute!

    All I see are adds for Bergdorf Goodman and Christian Louboutin–both of which I emphatically endorse!

    August 7, 2012 4:38 pm
  • 6

    ah ha! love this!

    August 7, 2012 4:45 pm
  • 7

    Freakin’ hilarious — thanks!

    August 7, 2012 5:21 pm
  • 8

    I know that rhubarb jam. And it is awesome. But that’s not the real story here. The real story is that you made mittens Romney come alive in your kitchen, puns and all. I will try to refrain from any political digs and instead simply say he can now help remove cookies (cookies!) from your oven. A fantastic use.

    August 8, 2012 9:31 am
  • 9
    Kalyn said:

    That’s a scream!

    August 8, 2012 10:17 am
  • 10

    Very cute and creative. The idea. Not Mitt.

    August 8, 2012 12:43 pm
  • 11
    Georgina said:

    Yes, I have been waiting. And now, I want to buy one for me, one for my mom and one for each of my best friends. Just give me a price and will order. This is your million dollar idea lady!

    August 9, 2012 4:51 pm
  • 12
    whimsy2 said:

    Um…I think you mean bated breath.

    August 9, 2012 6:48 pm
  • 13
    phi said:

    This made my day. Of course… he would last not one day of work in my kitchen.

    August 10, 2012 2:38 am
  • 14
    Radish said:

    whimsy2 – thank you so much for kindly pointing that out. fixed.

    August 11, 2012 1:03 pm
  • 15

    What a great idea. Looks like it was fun. This would be a great type of project for children and introducing them into the kitchen and the importance of safety with regards to not getting burned.

    August 12, 2012 2:17 pm

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