Yesterday, I went to 4 or 5 thrift stores and antique shops in the morning. I was looking for one specific thing, which inevitably, I couldn’t find, so I wondered a little. At each store, I kept being drawn to all of the textiles, specifically any and every tea towel I could find. Isn’t it funny how you become weirdly obsessed with certain things all of the sudden? Anyway, I didn’t end up buying any because I have had this project in my bin for a while now, just never had the motivation to get to it. So I went home, dug out the blank tea towels I had and got to work. Remember that fabric I stamped a while back? I saved those stamps for this very reason.
This stamp, the Swiss Cross-like shape, is one of my new favorites. I made some pillows last weekend with the same pattern.
Oh the ol’ triangles. They never get old. This particular towel looks a little insane when it’s all stretched out, but the idea behind it was to have a different design each way that you fold it. See? Sometimes I have good ideas.
These are great to give as housewarming gifts or to new moms to use as burping cloths! And the good news is, they don’t cost a lot to make and are super easy. I put on a good movie (Office Space, incase you were wondering), and stamped away. It was a nice, relaxing break from the epic House Cleaning of 2013 that took place yesterday.
Next time, I might try different designs. Not everyone is a geometrically inclined as I am. I might even spring for a flower…who knows?