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Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Christmas Towel and a new technique!

Hi guys!  I so so so enjoy my Thursdays off of work....
I am all about resting, relaxing and crafting.

And I had some fun today!
I had a fun idea.  I tried it.  It worked.  Andddd now I am excited to share it with you!
I did some fun transferring onto fabric.
Anddd I made this Christmas towel.
Becauseeee I love EVERYTHING decorated right down to my kitchen towels for the holiday! 

I LOVE flour sac towels!
Buttt they are so darn plain...I just had to play with dressing them up!

Here is what you need for this project:
-versa mark ink pad
-embossing powder
-embossing heating tool
-stamps (I used vintage printing block)
-sewing machine

First I just tested the length and width I wanted according to my stamp size and ironed the fabric so that it would be simple to sew.

See so so much more simple to sew once it is ironed!

Then I stamped with my clear versa mark stamp pad and sprinkled embossing powder over top the inked fabric and then poured off the excess.
Then I heated the area with an embossing heating tool.

I had fun using a glitter and white alternating colors---
the transfer from the stamps weren't perfect...but I kind of like it that way!

Finally I just sewed the strip right into place.
Even if you aren't a pro at sewing like me---it is only 4 straight lines---
I swear it is do-able!

Sweet and simple.

Decorated for the holiday but not too much.
And made from things I had around the house---double bonus!!!

I am linking up to a few of my favorite parties!


Blogger A Vintage Green said...

What a great project. Love the pictures.

December 1, 2011 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger sjmcdowell said...

Wonderful idea and so darned cute!!

A new follower....

Happy hugs,


December 1, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger EvA. . . said...

very very pretty! love the soft natural colors:)

December 1, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger lisaroyhandbags said...

So cute! :)

December 2, 2011 at 1:07 AM  
Blogger I am LOVD said...

You lost me at "sewed", but I love your results. I couldn't help but notice, I am in love with your trim next to the cabinet doors. Nice detail, and you know how much I love details!!

December 2, 2011 at 5:36 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

What an adorable towel! I love this idea! And the sparkles are so great with it! You are so creative, I love being inspired by you!

December 2, 2011 at 5:50 AM  
Blogger Phil and Darby Hawley said...

So pretty! Love the glitter!

December 2, 2011 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Really cool project, I'm your newest follower. Please stop by mine too

December 2, 2011 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Just Jaime said...

Pretty! Love the sparkles!

December 2, 2011 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Dana @ said...

Yup... you did it again. :-) LOOOOOVE it! What a great idea!!!

December 2, 2011 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger kim said...

These towels are GORG!!!I am hosting my first EVAH link party this weekend. It is up and running now and I would love for you to come link up some of your projects!

Kim @ Too Much Time

December 2, 2011 at 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I have been dying to buy an embossing I have to. I would have never thought to emboss on something like this. Awesome! :)

December 2, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Great job! Those are so lovely!! My kitchen is seeming very undertone now... Hmmm... ;)


December 2, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I love this super idea. Flour sack towels are the best. Thanks for sharing this idea.

December 3, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Love it! I was planning on giving a holiday makeover to some flour sack towels this weekend too.

December 4, 2011 at 3:46 AM  
Blogger Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Just beautiful, Jaime!!! I love love love how you decorate!

December 4, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Very pretty... subtle yet sparkly! I've never used a heat embossing tool. I'll have to check it out.

December 4, 2011 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love it! Beautiful project.

December 7, 2011 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Jennifer@ Blissfully Ever After said...

I absolutely love this idea! I have a ton of dish towels in that fabric that my great grandma gives to us every year for Christmas. I was thinking of adding something cute to them to dress them up and this is perfect!!

Love your blog too!
~Jennifer @Blissfully Ever After

December 8, 2011 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger freckled laundry said...

Adorable, Jamie Lyn! Is the versa mark & embossing powder washable? I think I have both in my stash but I'll need the heat gun. Thanks for sharing with air your laundry Friday!


December 8, 2011 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Jessica @ {The.Junk.Nest.} said...

I love these. Too darn cute!

December 9, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
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December 9, 2011 at 7:16 PM  
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December 21, 2011 at 11:30 PM  

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