Sunday, December 27

One for the road

We are heading to Austin in the morning to celebrate Christmas with my sister's family. Just when I thought I was done, right?! So I'm back at the sewing machine to whip up a couple of last minute gifts. I really don't want to face the stores again, so I'm using what I have at home.
Everyone is stamping on muslin & I love it, so I came up with a little idea for some tea towels.

I started with some great stamps from Stampington, tea stained muslin, & plain dish towels from Target.  I think I paid $4 for 6 of them, I've used them in so many projects.

I torn the muslin & left edges raw. I like this look.

I used the Ranger archival ink in sepia, the label says it's waterproof.

Pressing after helps to seal the ink. Be careful not to slide the iron on the muslin, just lift and press.

I think they turned out pretty cute. They would also be great as a little gift bag, just fold over & add a drawstring at the top.
On Christams Eve I got this cool package from Cherry over at Cherrys Jubilee.  I sent her some silhouettes & she sent me.............

For Valentines Day...

For everyday...

For Christmas....

And a bunch of goodies wrapped up in a sweet little doily.

Cherry is one of the first blogs I found 3 years ago when I discovered this magical world.
 I was immediately drawn to the bright & happy cottage style that she incorporates into her home & art.  Needless to say, I was honored when she asked me to trade with her.  That's whats so cool about blogging, 3 years ago I found her site & this year we traded handmade gifts. Thank you Cherry!


vintage girl at heart said...

Oh la la love these sweet towels. I LOVE those Target towels and Wal Mart has them now too!
I buy a pack almost every trip!!
I use them for everything and now I may have to try your technique out too. Whomever you give these to will be Blessed!
Love Cherry too.. she does the best work. Her cards are amazing!!
Have a safe and wonderful trip to Texas!!

Storybook Woods said...

What a beautiful towel, thank you for sharing. I love cherry to, enjoy your goodies. Clarice

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love your teatowels. Such a gift to be able to make something handmade at the last minute. Have a great trip to Austin. Your goodies from Cherry are wonderful too! Lots of lovely handmade goodness. Wishing you a day of blessings and love, Tammy

Dorthe said...

Hi Lisa, wishes you a nice tour to your family.
The gift you made is lovely, and such a great idea,-
and the ones you recieved so wonderfull too.
Trawel safe, dear.

Hugs Dorthe

Lynn said...

Thanks for introducing you to Cherry!
I really like the towels and plan to copy you, sort of, if you don't mind!

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

The towels turned out great. Handmade gifts are the best. Hope you have a good trip.
Miss U,

sissie said...

Thanks for showing us how to make those cute tea towels. Just so you will know, Dollar General has those towels too.
The receiver of this gift is going to love it.

I love your beautiful gifts from your blogger friend too.


Charlene said...

LOVE your towels! Sis will too! You guys be super careful on that drive to Austin & back. So glad Christmas was good for you. I finished my last snowflake sugar cookie on Christmas day & thought of you!!!!! They were so yummy thank you again for fixing them. I am so ready for a wonderful New Year & time spent with my dear friends. HUGS!


Clever and darling gift you made! Have a great time in Austin and a very happy new year! ~ Angela

Mimi Sue said...

Your towels turned out so great. Love them. I love all the stuff Cherry does. She's so talented. Mimi

Jen Crossley said...

Looks awesome what you have done>
Have a nice Trip

Halo Hill said...

So gorgeous, and so inspiring, all of it! What fun to have a sister and bring your sewing machine over to have fun at her house! Pretty tea towels, I love 'em!


Anonymous said...

I love your tea towel idea, Lisa. I am so gonna do that. I've got some of the plain white cotton towels and a need for some updated kitchen towels. Just gotta get some muslin and stamps. Thanks!

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

I love it, at the last minute sewing project. Talented girl!

Love your exchange.


Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Sweet Lisa, are you the one that sent me this sweet song book? I am so excited, but I'm not positive because I know 3 lisa's and I can't find, either addresses or last names to match up. I know that you wrap things in pattern's, which is so clever. I gotta know, it's killing me.


Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, both for easing my mind and thinking of me. You've touched me deep.

My son and his family are back in Tyler Texas visiting Hillary's family for the hollidays.

Your the best Lisa,

June said...

Hi Lisa, I came over to tell you how sweet that was to send the music book to Cindy. What a lovely gesture my friend. I know it made her day!
Your blog is so beautiful.

Liz said...

super cute! I love that little project!

I love what Cherry sent you too!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Barbara Jean said...

Wonderful gifts.

Love it all, but especially the Valentine's treasures.


barbara jean

Cherry's Jubilee said... made me tear up...(I admit I am a bit sappy and sentimental in my old age)everything you said is soo glad you liked your goodies..I love where you placed your banner! Thanks for trading with me! Hugs, cherry