Wednesday, January 5, 2011

a Christmas present

A while before Christmas I was a Tuesday morning shopping and came across some solid color dish towels. I figured I could doll them up so I picked up 2 stacks of them. Along came December and I began trying to figure out what to do with them so I could give them to Amy and Gabriele. I looked on and some other stores online. I popped into the Anthropology shop online and found some really cute towels for $18-24 each!!

So now I had some I checked my fabric stash. I found a fabric with images of sweets. I cut the images out and then stitched them onto the towels. Going around all the outside edges and also stitching in some of the details.
Then I thought about how owls have made a comeback (my granny collected owls in the '70's). So I took some coordinating prints, drew up a pattern, cut them out and stitched them together.

The rest just got bands of some cute fabrics and trims...I think they turned out really cute. Maybe I should make some up for myself!

They definately have the handmade look that Anthropology charges so much for!

1 comment:

Teri Leigh said...

I think I will need some of those when I move into my new house, whenever that is.

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