Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Tea Towel!


Last month I won a wonderful book from SewGalGirl. I was so happy to win since it has wonderful Christmas designs and I was able to use one is a quick way by making a tea towel.

The book I won is called Simple Christmas by Gail Pan Designs. There are designs for wall hangings, table toppers, a gift bag along with others. Enough to keep you busy with projects for yourself and gifts for next year.

Since I am short on time, I wanted to make something quick and this cute elf was perfect for a tea towel. The actual design is on a table topper, something I will make this year, for next Christmas. I modified it a bit to add more greenery, going across, and if you can see, he has a tiny, rustic, jingle bell on his hat. I also use wool for the star and added the word joy. I love patterns that I can make as is, or add my own little touches.

This is an outdoor photo, so the colors are true, but seems a bit light to me, much better in person.
I think it would be fun to do the basket in wool too. I might try the gift bag next, that would be fun to make and great to use for a present package.

Don't forget, the giveaway ends on Friday at midnight, so you still have a chance to enter. Make sure you visit This Posting and leave a comment to be entered.


And for all of you baby lovers. We got Nicholas a high chair on wheels so I can bring him into any room and he can sit and play while I do things. It is also nice to have since I started him on his first food, applesauce. He loves applesauce.


13 comments:

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

What a wonderful tea towel....
Your grandson is just adorable. yes being a grandparent is full of fun but is a LOT of work at times. It won't be long and that lil' one will be up and running.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.....Ginger

annie said...

great giveaway, and he is just precious!

gailpandesigns said...

Wow, love how you made it your own! Gorgeous!

Fiona said...

I love gails designs and that one looks just great on the tea towel... Little Nicholas is just too sweet... I love his little surprised expression at the apple sauce!
Hugz

Karleen said...

Belated Happy Birthday, a good month for birthdays as mine as today. What a nice giveaway, love wool applique.

Chris said...

Great tea towel. So does the high chair count as Nicholas's first set of wheels? lol

Sharon Eshlaman said...

Love your tea towel. Geezee...so many projects and so little time!

paulette said...

You tea towel is gorgeous...too nice to use!! Your little guy is adorable!! He is a keeper for sure!
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Carrie P. said...

your towel and sweet baby are so cute.

Annie said...

I must say, the elf brought a smile to my face tonight ~ just what was needed after a long day. What personality!!! He's a keeper, I'd say. :) Annie

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Cute towel~ and precious photo of Nicholas! Happy Thanksgiving!

Raymond Homestead said...

What a darling picture of your grandson, too cute!

rockriverstitches said...

Love your tea towel!! And your grandson...adorable!!!

Tammy