Saturday, January 8, 2011

Homemade towels and mat

This year I did make some handmade Christmas gifts.  I have really been liking all the handmade towels I keep seeing out there. My hope was that my mom would like some too. Plus, I found some fabric that was just her color. Meadowsweet to be exact (at my local Beverley's).

I didn't feel like the towels were quite enough, so I decided to make a dish mat also.

I had seen some of these dish mats made earlier on in the year and wanted to make one for myself.  I have a strong belief that you should only gift something that you would like to receive. To me this would be a great little gift to get, so I made one to go with the dish towels. So I quickly stitch this up and added to the gift set. OK let me take that back and be honest. I tried to quickly stitch this up, but I messed up on part of triple stitch and had to spend the morning before Christmas ripping out the stitches so that it would look perfect.
It ended up looking a little retro to me, but I think my mom really like it.  I still want a dishmat for me. I just need to decide on the colors. If I hadn't of had to rip out the stitches it would have been a very quick project.

If you enjoyed this post please go visit me at my new blog Jenniffier's Sometimes Creative Life  where you will find more projects just like this.
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  1. These are really cute -- and definitely a great gift idea! I just use a plain towel as my dishmat...yours is by far cuter! ha ha!

  2. These are great! I LOVE the retro look of that fabric. I think I'll have to make myself a dishmat, like AHM, I use a plain towel too.

  3. Very cute and I like the retro look there!

  4. I love these so much! I need to make me a set, I have a mismatched mess in my kitchen!


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