Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The "Perfect Pear" Kitchen Towel
I've been pretty crafty lately...just not so bloggy! With three papers for school and working MOST days at the hospital including Picnic Day, which around here is synonymous for get as hammered as possible as quickly as possible (I'm still recovering from working in the ER that particular night), I haven't had time to sit down in front of the computer and show you any of my creations. But, with two papers turned in and a few hours off from work I thought it was time to play :)
I am absolutely in LOVE with Crate and Barrel's new organic cotton dish towels. They aren't cheap but I don't particularly care. Finding deals is a great thing but I'd rather have quality over quantity any day. So, I stocked up on a couple sets of these and have great plans for their aesthetic future!
First, a "Perfect Pear" applique towel! I saw this idea on the Pleated Poppy blog and it was right up my alley for what I had in mind for the organic towels. They only took me about 30 minutes to make which I thought wasn't too bad as this was my first attempt at applique. I think I will make three more different applique towels so that I end up with a set of four fruit themed towels for spring and summer.
I'm thinking one with cherries, one with apples and one with an orange, a lime, and a lemon!
You have to feel these towels...you really do. They are soft and absorbent AND they are made from sustainable cotton...does it get any better than that?!
Happy Applique-ing :)