Monday, September 20, 2010

Friendly Kitchen Towels

Happy Monday!
Did you have a fabulous weekend? I did! I crafted like
C R A Z Y !
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Happy Birthday to {Jan} this Saturday! 

We'll be celebrating all week, 'cause you only turn 32 once! 

For Jan's birthday, I wanted to make a little something for her kitchen. She is in the process of some remodeling, and her {new} colors are sage and chocolate brown, so I made
 her some pretty personalized kitchen towels!

I LOVE monograms... I Wonder-Under them onto everything! So I made a "j". For {Jan}! 



I used Amanda's "wall dots" as inspiration for the other towel. Love this! I drew circles on Wonder-Under paper ( I used a spray-paint lid for a stencil), then ironed them to the sage fabric, and cut them out. The ironed them on, and {of course} stitched around the edge...


(Has anyone EVER used Wonder-Under and had it stay in place without sewing? Me neither.)



For the ends, I cut off the end, so I wasn't sewing through that thick part, 


then cut 4 strips 3" x 18", pressed the edges in, pinned them on (folding and tucking the ends in),  and sewed on with a straight stitch. 

I love these! 


Happy Birthday, Momma Jan! 

<3 AmberLou


sharing at a few of these parties!

14 comments:

  1. LOVE THEM! They are super duper cute!

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! Thank you so much. So sweet you are thinking of me :)

    ~xo

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  3. Cute and very fun!

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  4. Those are very cute towels you have created! Homemade is the best way to show you care!

    Mrs. Hearts

    http://heartsforhomeschooling.blogspot.com/

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  5. I need new kitchen towels so bad! Thanks for linking up!

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  6. These are so cute. I like the font you used for the "j". Thanks for the tip on cutting off the ends. Knowing me, I would have tried to sew right over them. Thanks so much for linking, I always enjoy my visits here.

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  7. I love these. They are so adorable! And things with my name or initial on it make me feel special! =] Thanks for the great tute. Can't wait to try it!

    Krista
    whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

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  8. Sweet! A nice way to personalize a gift.

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  9. Very nice applique work! How do you do the initials -- free-hand or with an applique disk? This is great!

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  10. I free-handed the "j". my printer isn't working... but I love how it turned out!

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  11. cute idea, new follower!
    come visit. www.stayingclosetohome.blogspot.com
    found you on its a blog party

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  12. What a nice, personalized gift idea! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  13. How adorable are these!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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