Friday, May 8, 2009

More tea towels!

Well I've finished up another round of embroidered tea towels swap! I received the most amazing towels from my partner and I was really pleased with what I made for her so here goes!
I sorta went with a very broad 50's theme--first up is an owl cookie jar. I am in love with pattern--it is an Aunt Martha's. I used variegated thread for the vines.

I really like the colors I chose.

Next up an atomic design--very 50's! I tried to match the colors with the colors of the stripes on the towels.

I used metallic thread for the larger starburst design.

I do not have a picture of the third towel I made--it seems my camera ate but it was a 50's era housewife cooking on the stove. Oh well. You can see it here where my partner posted it if you're curious.

She made me........a super cute gnome and his mushroom home. Just cute beyond words really.

I mean really.........look at him!

Then an awesome vintage pattern of Chicken n Rice that I've been wanting to do myself but she did it so wonderfully that now I don't need to (but there are others in the set--Ham n Eggs and others that I have to do to have the full set.

I love the colors she used!

She also made me a third towel with awesome kawaii sushi. She found the image online and the artist let he use her design! but I can't post it here for copyright issues but let's just say---its amazing. You can see it here.

That's it--another swap down and I've added some wonderful pieces to my embroidery collection.

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