Monday, January 2, 2012

Cardinal Kitchen Towels

I did not make any new years resolutions this year... or for the last couple of years for that matter.  I never seem to follow through on them completely and then I feel bad about it.  This year instead of making resolutions I'm just going to add to a previous list of things I want to get done in my lifetime, that way if I don't complete them by the time I'm gone it wont even matter and if I do cross them of my list I'll be pretty proud of myself.  

Two of my new items on the list are to sew more and to blog more.   I've found that this is a great way of cataloguing my projects and it's just really fun to look back and see what I've managed to complete throughout the year!  So, In honor of my list here is the fist post of the year!

I wanted to do some quick projects during Christmas that I could give away and with the help of my creative husband he suggested I make my brother-in-law some new kitchen towels for his apartment.  Since he is a student at Ball State I figured, why not make some Ball State inspired towels?  The best part about it is that no one else will have the same ones.  I love it.

The first two I made were embroidered B's. Also attached with some heat&bond.  the background was sewed with red thread on top and white bobbin thread so you see as little as possible.  Very simple, but very cute.

The third one was attached with heat & bond as well and painted with permanent marker.  I heard it doesn't wash off so I'm really hoping it's true.  Has anyone else ever used permanent marker on fabric?  If it works I may definitely do it again.  I love to draw and it was fun to do it with fabric.

All done!

1 comment:

  1. They are gorgeous - you are quite the artist! I am sure he will love them