Thursday, March 31, 2011


One of my favorite blogs to follow is a "Bird in the Hand".

This Lady's sewing techique is very inspiring to me. She takes a little bit of this and a little bit of that and puts together these wonderful little creations that just make you smile. Something about her work makes me feel close to my grandmother, who taught me to sew. This week I was so inspired by one of her post that I pulled out all my favorite antique laces, old fabrics and got busy creating a my own little creations to make others smiles.

These beautiful tea towels are handmade of linen fabric and are almost 40 inches long. I hate a skimpy tea towel. All of the lace on them are from my collection of vintage laces, some of the fabric is even vintage. The images are either my own watercolors paintings or images I have collected over time. There are only 6 towels and each towel is a unique piece of art. After this week they will be going into the Boardwell Cottage but you can purchase them directly from me for only $24.95.

By the way I hope they are making you smile.


cmoh said...

Julie they are lovely and I love that you used your own watercolors, is the bird one of your water colors?

Took a trip over to a bird in hand and i have to tell you that while her things are nice i like yours a lot more.

Lovely and very inspiring!

Pandora said...

These are delightful!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Julie, thank you for visiting my blog and for the encouraging words on sewing. My mom and my dad's mom both sewed beautiful clothing. Why didn't we save any of this???? I will always remember how to blind stitch a hem, thanks to Gramma. Love your tea towels. And, oh my: You Marie Mail Group gals are my heroes.

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