Friday, February 25, 2011

Pretty Lil' tea towels

This past November I got this cute!...
pretty lil' hand embroidered tea towel
at a craft faire......

Because I loved it so much, and wanted lots of them...
My mom, who was with me, said...
"why don't you make yourself some, they're easy"...
"I'll teach you how"...
Me,
not so sure on the sewing thing.
well......
She got me a present......

some pretty crisp white tea towels.....


some adorable iron on transfers....


a hoop. {I think that's what you call it?}


some pretty embroidery thread.....


some of my favorite colors.... love it!



all the little things I need.....
to make my own pretty lil' tea towels...

I think this might be a perfect kind of weekend
to take it out of the box and get my lesson on
making these cute towels. The forecast calls
for a very cold and rainy weekend.

I'm linking up with the lovely Joyce over at ...
I love pretty little things where there is lots
and lots of pretties today!

Have a fabulous day!

Elizabeth

14 comments:

It's me said...

Pretty !!! lovely teatowels !! nice job ! happy friday pretties....love Ria....xxx

Martina said...

Am curious to see what you'll come up with - this stitched cupcake is very sweet indeed! Enjpy your weekend - rainy here as well, but, playing with colors helps!

Gloria said...

That is an adorable tea towel. I am sure you will make something beautiful! With those colors, patterns, and a rainy weekend...you can't go wrong on inspiration.

Have fun! Can't wait to see what you create...:)

xoxo Gloria

Wanda Metcalf said...

oh you will have so much fun! that is the only kind of sewing I can do. Sure wish I could knit or sew a dress. but I can do this. I love those adorable towels too they catch my eye every time! Right now I want to find a project like this for the new grandbaby that's on it's way.

Look forward to post on the progress of the towels =0)

a vintage knitter said...

Oh what a cute!!! tea towel:) such whimsy and inspiration!!

Have fun with your lesson and can't wait to see your handiwork!!

Cuddle up and enjoy your weekend!!

H[u]g[S]

birdie blue said...

what a fun project, elizabeth. i have no doubt the results will be beautiful.

have a lovely weekend.
xo
~molly

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Elizabeth! Your new craft reminds me of the days I used to do counted-cross stitch. I made many many things which I usually just gave away as gifts, but each one carried the love and thought of my mother who taught me how to make them. :) I can hardly wait to see how your sweet towels turn out!

xoxo laurie

vintage mum said...

So nice to have your Mum around to teach you.
I have bad memories of school embroidery all knots and holes :)

I'm sure yours will be great
Cate x

Avijeet Das said...

Beautiful Article...You are so immensely talented and creative...Of Course the inspiration for it has come from your mother,but hats off to you for having the patience and love to pursue it...have a lovely Weekend...Cheers! :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You'll have fun with this :-) I learned to embroider when I was a teen, and it truly is something you can teach yourself. That cupcake tea towel is adorable!
Blessings,
Marcia

Vintage Home said...

Oh you will have to show us the finished project...love those patterns!

koralee said...

How lovely...I use to embroider all the time...you inspired me to get out my half finished projects..my grandma and I use to have a ball doing this. Have fun my friend. xoxoxo Happy MOnday.

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Elizabeth! So glad I found you today...lovely blog!

What a sweet gift from your mother--sounds like something mine would do...always encouraging me to "make it myself"!

Embroidery is so fun & relaxing...I thing you'll like it!

I'll be following along...hope your day is beautiful!

Julie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How smart you are! I've wanted to do some embroidery and even bought the thread! But I haven't started yet! I love sweet tea towels! WELCOME from the Cozy little house welcome wagon! Happy blogging! ♥