Sunday, 15 January 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness 2017 - Washing Up and Sarcasm!

The first gifted Gorgeousness of 2017! Gifted Gorgeousness is the SAL organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching where once a month we show off anything craft and gift related (no matter how stretched and tenuous the link)
This month I've got two things to show. The first is something I made as a birthday present for my sister. (I made one each for me and the girls as well)
I scanned in one of the precious handwritten recipes I have from my Mum (complete with little smudge where it got wet and the ink ran), added a border, uploaded it to Spoonflower, and had it printed onto linen cotton canvas, then hemmed it up to make these tea towels.



There is a really good tutorial for sizing your scanned recipe properly on the Spoonflower Blog

The other gift is something I made for Eloise. I thought she could put it on her desk at work. I've seen a lot of designs quite like it around the interwebs but none of them were quite what I wanted so I ended up making my own version up. I finished it as a free-standing paperweight.


There is a tiny zip lock bag of yellow split peas inside to give it some weight, so if she gets really hungry at work it can always double as a convenient soup making resource.

14 comments:

Kerryp77 said...

You are so creative Christine. The teatowels are a fabulous was to preserve a memory. What was the recipe? The sarcasm stitch is really cool. I could do with that on my desk! Nobody ever gets a straight answer from me!

stitchersanon said...

I love the teatowels. So unique!

Julie said...

The tea towels are such a special project, I bet the family were thrilled and quiet emotional when they opened those.

Lesley said...

Beautiful gifts,the tea towels are a brilliant idea.

Justine said...

Two wonderfully creative gift ideas! I love the tea towels and imagine they are far too precious to dry dishes with.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Two great projects! The recipe teatowel is a really good idea. My cousins made their Mum a memory quilt using a similar method last year.
Love the sarcasm quote too, quite appropriate here. If you find one on pedantry please let me know as we have a lot of that too.

Bea said...

What a fantastic idea the tea towel is, but I bet it never dries a single dish. Love sarcasm - I know many desks that could sit on.

Preeti said...

Wow!! Both your gifts are very creative :) Love the sarcasm quote.

Carol said...

You are so creative, Christine!! Always love coming here and seeing your latest projects. The recipe tea towel is so innovative and fun--they turned out great and I'm sure they are treasured gifts :)

Sheryl S. said...

These have turned out so well, what a good idea and great gift.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

The recipe tea towels are a great gift and I like the paperweight for Eloise's desk.

Tiffstitch said...

Amazing idea for the tea towels, and such a fun gift for your friend!

Mini said...

Wow Christine, the tea towel idea is so new for you,I never knew we can do anything like this.
The Sarcasm cross stitch is also good.

Kaisievic said...

The tea towel idea is so very clever and I love the saying for Eloise's desk - great idea!