a quite day at home in the snow...(and a second post today!)

Friday, March 5, 2010 |
i think i might not make it to spring. just the other day i was telling chris that im feeling like there is light at the end of the tunnel. winter is almost gone.
then this morning at 5am there was 2+" on my driveway.
so to keep my mind off of my pain, i decided to work on something spring-y.
it started with this towel from the dollar tree. if i were to make another one, i would spend the money and get a better quality one...maybe walmart or target.
next i found some left over fabric from here. i just cut a 4" strip that was from salvege edge to salvage edge. then i pinned it over about a half inch on each side, pinned and ironed it down.

i edged the bottom side with some brown bias tape left over from here (yes a different apron post!). now, i usually have a pattern or at least something to start from when i do a sewing project. not today-this is all on the fly (and very unlike me. i think it is the delusional thoughts of spring). when i had attached the tape, i folded, ironed and sewed down about an inch on each side. then i was able to wrap it around the back of the towel to make it look nice from the front. and i just wanted it to look good.
here is the final product! i think it looks great in my main floor bath!

oh and this is the FAMOUS (in my book) mrs. pamela lane from dallastown high school. i took home ec for 3 years from her. so all of my sewing 'skills' come from being in her class. i dont know if she will be happy i published that or not...

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Stacey said...

Super cute!! Love it! You're way more crafty than you give yourself credit for. I would never think to do something on the fly.

tinahead81 said...

that looks terrific!! i've had a bunch of these towels just waiting for me to make them pretty!! i need to get to work!!

famr_4evr said...

That is so cute!! Why do I keep trying to find towels to match my kitchen, when I can just make them? Thanks for sharing!

Summer Miller said...

I love it. Time to make some for me too :)

Misty said...

I love that cute fabric!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

"m" said...

I've had the towels and fabric "set aside" in my stash for years to do this. KUDOS to you for getting some done and looking oh-so cute in your kitchen! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I've seen this fabric before and I think it is so cute. I've asked my friend that sews to make me a tote bag using it for my birthday. I love it on the towel. Super cute!

Denise said...

Great job!
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fawnda said...

cute and fun way to dress you towel! : )

Southern Fried Gal said...

Oh that turned out super cute! I love how you used scraps from here and there. The brown bias tape is a nice touch and makes it look more expensive. Great job!

Lanie Ree said...

I have been looking for pretty hand towels for my bathroom!! I'm having a major duh moment. Of course they would be better/cheaper/customized if I made them.

Thank you so much for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts!

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

This is brilliant! It's one of those projects where I'm like...okay...WHY DID I buy ANYTHING full price...(stupid towels hanging up in my surfer's bathroom that dont coordinate) Dollar store? Okay...I'll get on the ball and make something great! Thanks!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

This turned out really cute!

Thanks so much for linking up at my link party! Be sure to join me again this Friday for another link party! simplydesigning.blogspot.com


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