Today Blossom woke with a nasty head cold so she has been camped on the couch stitching away with some redwork and watching her favourite old movies until she dozed off for a late afternoon rest.
I settled near her to stitch my own project and keep her company, but a threatening migraine is growing more persistent so I think I'll be joining her for a nap in about 10 minutes.
Before that I wanted to show you my second tea towel project for the January Challenge. This is what I've been working on today....
I started with a red and white spotted tea towel, one from the post-Christmas sales at Target. Bought in a set of 3, this tea towel cost me just $1.50 and it is so thick (almost canvas-like) that I knew it would be perfect for what I had in mind!
The only other fabric I needed was a small scrap of white and red spot to make these...
...which I stitched to the front of the tea towel.
I then cut 3 inches from both sides...
...and used one of the strips to make handle supports for the front and back. I bought these bamboo handles at a garage sale for 50c a year ago.
I stitched up the sides, and boxed the bottom corners...
..before turning out and slipping the handles in their supports.
Now I have a sturdy and bright bag for my casual cafe mornings with Blossom!
How are you going with your January Tea Towel Challenge ideas? Jennifer from Csorba Interactions has been making her old Christmas tea towels into new oven mitts! She has a tutorial on her blog if you'd like to make your own.
There's only 10 days left in January so come on, let's see what you can do! :-)