Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weekend fun!

Well I searched and searched and couldn't figure out where I saw this.  I am SO sorry that I can't give credit.  I know it's a blog I read and love and comment on.  Sadly I couldn't find the post.  If it was 'you' , please speak up and I will sing your praises!!    Anyway,  check out my new/old kitchen towels (or tea towels if your prefer).  I took vintage tablecloths that I had and cut towel sized portions.  Then I just popped some binding on them.  Ta dah!                                       

It was fun picking out some nice bright fabrics for the bindings.

If you are worried about me cutting into vintage linens, I had already  cut into these to make some pillows a few years ago.                                                          

I made four of these because it was so easy.                     

See the red check that my mom gave me last week? 
I cut the bindings for the towels with my Accuuilt Go.  I had skinny little fabric strips left over so I started to play with them.  I wove them into square patches. I have been wanting to make some mug rugs and I have a swap coming up so I kept on playing.  Using one of my new books, Scandinavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman, I threw on a little applique.                               

More of the red check from mom.


And I have wanted to make a tiny banner for a while.  Just because.

See my weaving?                                                      A fun weekend.  Now I have to go out in the cold and drop my car off to be serviced tomorrow.  Maybe when I get back I'll put on my PJ's and have some hot chocolate.  Enjoy your week.  I have some thoughts about my studio arrangement that I'll share in the next post.  I have some kinks to work out with the arrangement. 


  1. I love the vintage towels. It is a good reason to buy up the damaged tablecloths out there.

  2. Oh, I love it all...very beautiful and cheerful. What fun weekend projects!

  3. No reason to feel funny about cutting into vintage linens.. you have given them new life from their lonely life in storage!

  4. These are really cute! Better to use vintage linens in fun new projects than never using them again.