Years ago it never, ever, ever, occurred to me that anyone would want to decorate a tea towel.
And it especially never, ever, ever, would have occurred to me that if someone DID decorate a tea towel that they would actually USE it in the kitchen.
Honest. It just wouldn't have entered my head.
Then in 2009 Jeanette made me some gorgeous appliqued tea towels as a Christmas gift....
...and I found a new love.
These are the first I pull out of the drawer, and they get washed every second day because I use them so much. I wonder if Jeanette realises how much I still love and use these gifts?
Fast forward a couple of years and I shared a couple of simple free applique designs for tea towels here on my blog...
They also get a lot of use in my kitchen!
There's something really homely about using a pretty hand embellished tea towel so I'm planning to make a few more for myself this year - and I'll make some as gifts, maybe one for Jeanette.
In 2012 I made a really funky apron and tea towel set that I gifted to my eldest girl, Kezzie. The designs were inspired by my Nana who truly 'cooked with love' and encouraged me to 'eat with gratitude'...
Actually, I love this set so much that I think I'm going to make it again...'cause I'd really like it for myself. I don't think Kezzie will be giving her set up any time soon!
If you'd like to make this set you'll find the pattern HERE in my shop as an instant PDF download.
They'd make a fabulous Kitchen Tea or House Warming gift! But maybe you'd just like to make them for your own sweet self? Go on. You deserve to be spoiled too. xx