Monday, May 12, 2008

Take Two Tea Towels

The best advice I can think of right now is to take two tea towels and then completely ignore the dishes waiting in the sink... Instead they could be put to better use as a fuller reversible bag which can be whipped up in the time it takes to play through one CD. I've been making bags from souvenir tea towels for a while (it really wasn't true when I said I only make flat things) but on the weekend came up with the idea of making them reversible. This one was made for the birthday of a friend who was having a significant birthday but who issued invites stressing there were to be no presents.She became a NZ Citizen last year, having migrated here from the UK about 5 years ago. So it seemed to me that the perfect solution was a bag to deliver the wine in which had NZ on the outside and the Union Jack on the inside (for those times she needs to let her true colours show - like when the Brits are beating NZ in the sport of the day!)
It was received with great excitement and I have the feeling this could be the first of a bit of a series....I'll just have to start sourcing some more interesting tea towels! Shame the photos weren't the best but of course the bag is now gone to its new home so these will have to suffice.

And working on another theme - I've started playing with those beautiful curves again....this one resulted from the class with Cheryl Comfort. There will be more, I have no doubts...

But before then, the task for this week is to finish the jean curtains - it is getting cold here now and they really need to be up for the boy. One down - two to go...

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