Wednesday – some teatowels

 

One thing that always jumps into my hands at the oppy is vintage linen teatowels.  Since I’ve been crafting, I’ve found them a great source of fabric for making bags and cushions.  (My fave handbag is still one Laura made out of a Sale souvenir tea towel with a swaggie on it.)  So I thought I’d share a few pics with you… I do have enough for a “collection” but they’re scattered around either in use, in my fabric stash, WIPs in my sewing pile or turned into cushions.

Maps and wildlife are perennial favourites, here’s two of my less kitsch ones – grabbed at random this morning, and yes, I know they need an iron.

 

And this one I found ages ago, and was taken by the crafty goodness it illustrated.  The Knitting Knazi looked into joining the CWA at one stage, but didn’t follow through.  I can’t remember why.

 

Edit – I forgot to tell you some of my favourite Australian things today:
1. Magpies singing
2. Ben Mendelsohn (he won my heart in 87 with ‘The Year My Voice Broke’)
3. Wattle in Springtime (I’m not allergic)
4. Going caravaning for holidays
5. A couple of Bex and a lie down.

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5 Responses to “Wednesday – some teatowels”


  1. 1 laura Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    I’ve got that last one! It’s one of my favourites, on high rotation near the top of the freshly washed teatowel pile. Glad to hear the bag has held up )

  2. 2 Kirsty Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I LOVE the last one. It is absolutely gorgeous.

  3. 3 CurlyPops Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Ditto on the last one….that’s really cool!

  4. 4 JustJess Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Great teatowels – another vote for that last one – Vintage CWA is rare up here!

  5. 5 Carolyn Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Ben Mendelsohn: me too! He’s (one of) my celebrity crushes.


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