Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sewing Up Some Tea Towels

Hello, Dear Ones.
Well I have to tell you my dainty talented fingers have been busy sewing.
Sorta, kinda busy! :)

I made some tea towels.
Don't you love the vintage look?

You may remember I found this pair of vintage kitchen curtains a while back.
Knowing I wasn't going to use them on my kitchen window, 
I decided to make tea towels from them.

I just love the little lined up ladies and trees, don't you?

Of course I don't intend to actually use them 
but they sure make pretty 'to look at' tea towels.

So my little new olden vintage tea towels are hamming it up in the kitchen.

It's really okay to chop up vintage fabrics especially when you end up with four little darling tea towels.

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~


I took my love, and I took it down
I Climbed a mountain and I turned around
and I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky

What is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life~~~
Mmmm mmm mmm

Well, I've been afraid of changing

'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too


Well, I've been afraid of changing

'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
children get older
And I'm getting older too
I'm getting older too

So, take my love, take it down

ooh, if you Climb a mountain and you turn around
If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down

And If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills

Well maybe the landslide will bring it down
Oh the landslide bring it down

~ sung by Stevie Nicks


  1. Shelia:

    They are adorable! What a great idea of turning them into tea towels! You can never have enough tea towels! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. What a great idea, making the beautiful panels into tea towels! And you are quite a talented seamstress, too! Love the colors! ~Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. great idea! love the look of them and never thought of turning curtains into tea towels!! smart stuff ;)

  4. Love the tea towels!!! They are so pretty, would love seeiing something like that in the kitchen everyday!!!

  5. How cute is that, Shelia! Now you have me looking at curtains differently for my next thrifting expidition! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  6. oh my word how sweet is that! did you jut cut the curtain the size of a tea towl?

  7. I love these! I agree that finding vintage fabrics and re-purposing them is a great idea!

  8. Shelia, those are just soooo cute! What a clever girl you are, and what talented little fingers you have! Have a great weekend. laurie

  9. Your tiny little fingers done good! Love your tea towels! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. just poping back in to say thanks for stopping by & saying hello, while you were saying hello I was making a post of how you inspired me to take a new look at tea towels lol!

  11. Hi Shelia, yes your dainty fingers certainly are talented..such a great idea to repurpose that cute fabric. I hope you have a great weekend...hugs.

  12. So, so cute! I love the colors & the little ladies!

  13. I wouldn't use them either Shelia, altogether too pretty - they make an amazing statement! I'm pretty sure I was one of the many who saw that last post and said "apron"! :)

    1. Shelia your lovely comment at my place prompted me to dash on back here as there's two things I've been meaning to say for an age! First is I am always totally amazed at how you constantly come up with just the right song at the end of each post and secondly what has happened to your delightful vacation/holiday tab?

  14. Love anything vintage. A great way to use them so you can see and enjoy them everyday!


  15. Love your new towels! The ladies are so cute on the towels. And I LOVE that they are vintage :)

  16. Beautiful tea towels...nice vintage look.

  17. Oh, Shelia! I love them so much!!! They are gorgeous!

  18. The lined up ladies surely make a great company in the kitchen:) They'll make you sing more while cooking:)

  19. Hi Shelia, I so agree with you. The tea towells are charming and the colors are awesome. Good job.

    I think you are visiting Carter this weekend so have a wonderful loving your darling family as much as possible. There is never enough time when you are with your darling family.

    RE: The journal pages...the chandy drop is plastic. I love it though. Thank you for your sweet comment.

    Happy travels.
    Love, Jeanne

  20. I just LOVE how you re purposed such adorable fabric. Clever and crafty girl!

  21. They looks beautiful, Shelia! I would not feel guilty either in cutting up vintage cloths when the outcome is soooo cute.

  22. Shelia,
    I adore how you re~used the vintage fabric from the curtains to make those adorable tea towels!!!I have several "for show" sets that I put on the handle of the stove here On Crooked Creek, too! Nicely done, dear friend!

  23. These are adorable. I knew you would do something wonderful with the curtains.


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