They travel the length and breadth of Great Britain and beyond searching out the ultimate barginous tea towels.
Well I joined. The creations they come up with are frankly OUTSTANDING. The people on there are truly talented and are also very kind. They are supportive and helpful and there is always something to look at in the grip of insomnia.
Here's my first attempt at Tea Towel magic...
1. Buy tea towels £4
2. Choose a pattern and cut out pieces. This took me two flipping hours! Our fabric, inner fabric, interfacing, batting - I drew the line at the stiffners instructed.
I'm quite chuffed with myself!
Back tomorrow with another heart warming tale from Facebook. Fabric related, not tea towels...
Lots of love from
Rachel*doing a bit of knitting now* Radiostar xxx
I need to have you all wish my daughter's lovely Freddie a very Happy First Birthday. She is taking some cracking photos of him and he is beautiful and I love him!
I'll see if I can get you in Joy!!Delete
A standing ovation, a great creation. Simplicity patterns are known for being ...well... so unsimple.ReplyDelete
Great praise from a great one indeed! I'm thinking that's why the Simplicity patterns were half price at Hobby craft!Delete
What a genius idea and you've done it beautifully. Whoever could have thought something so clever could be created from tea towels. I'm not surprised you're chuffed.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to Freddie! Where did that year go? X
It has seriously gone so quickly! I'm hooked now on searching for quality cheap tea towels.Delete
Oh Wow Rachel that bag is really something, it looks brilliant. Excellent choice of tea towels as well, they're lovely. Now I'm itching to buy some and sew something.ReplyDelete
A very happy birthday to Freddie. Loved seeing him to his trick of going through Chloe's legs. What a clever doggie. xx
He's doing a really good job of MAKING ME WANT A PUPPY!!! Yes, it's that time of year and I'm looking again!Delete
I really need to find you a puppy therapy group. Have I taught you nothing when I blog about Wendy peeing on the quilts! XDelete
It's taught me I know where to send my quilts for laundering if such a thing were to happen!!!Delete
Firstly fantastic photo of Freddie, that year went fast. Love your bag, I've never thought to use teatowels, I need now to go shopping, love the pattern.ReplyDelete
Now I consider you to be a bag sewing expert so I'm sure you could knock one up in a lot less time than it took me. Miss 22 certainly gets some great shots of him. Happy tea towel hunting!Delete
I collect tea towels. Approaching 250. I'm in disgrace but what the hey, I don't smoke or drink and I try ot to spend more than $5 on one. I hunt out used ones in thrift stores.ReplyDelete
Simplicity hasn't changed. They were hard work back when I was a school girl, lol.
Dog is looking handsome.
What an excellent collection! I think I might start!! Trouble is, I've loads of pretty fat quarter bundles that I don't want to use because they are so pretty!! How bonkers is that?!!Delete
Happy Birthday gorgeous Freddie-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-ReplyDelete
Oh I love that bag and I have that very same pattern but even more I just adore those tea towels and I need some just to use as tea towels....where can I get some Rachel?
Sheila, you would be able to make this bag with your eyes closed I think! The tea towels are from The Original Factory Shop. They do have a website but I couldn't find the tea towels on it....they do have a store finder...good luck -I'm not sure where they have their shops!Delete
Oooooh fabby we have one of their shops in the little town....I will try and get in tomorrow.Delete
Love the bag :) So now I will be searching for teatowels....Like I need another addiction LOLReplyDelete
I know!!!!! Sorry! XDelete
Happy birthday Freddie! Loving your bag you clever thing xxReplyDelete
Thank you Cheryl xDelete
That's lovely. Would say you've inspired me but I don't think I'll ever have the time to get out the sewing machine to do anything but mending ever again! xxReplyDelete
Time is sooooooo hard to find, pesky time!Delete
Happy birthday to Freddie, he is a real cutie. Wow, now that was an impressive make, loved it. Inspirational.ReplyDelete
I was inspired by the tea towel brigade! XDelete
Lovely sew. Happy Birthday Freddie!ReplyDelete
Thank you xDelete
Awesome bag! Happy birthday handsome Freddie!ReplyDelete
Thanks Annabeth xxDelete
That's gorgeous!! Well done!!ReplyDelete
I'm using it and admiring it daily!Delete