Thursday, 1 September 2011

I Have a Soft Spot for Tea Towels

Please excuse my sideways photos, but the dear man removed my favourite photo software and now I have no way of working with my photos.  He was just trying to clean out the computer to make room for all my crap lovely workings, so I can't be cross really.

Anyway things have been mighty busy these days as you can imagine with four girls all at home every day now.  Oh my goodness they can fight, squabble and TALK!!  Honestly if they don't improve soon I think I may just explode.  Yes there will be bits of me all over the show, I can tell you. 

Now I was offered the chance to pick a couple of very nice tea towels from a very nice lady called Al, who has an online shop called All Tea Towels.  Well of course I thought very seriously about this, as advertising isn't something I usually partake in.  Anyway the thought of two new FREE tea towels was just too much for little old me and I straight away ordered two very smart towels indeed from the World theme page.  So here we have my choices:


and...

Well I couldn't very well just put up a couple of photos of tea towels for you, no I could not.  I thought, what would my dear people think of that?  So I went the extra mile and whipped up an apron for my sweet daughter No.2 (At 8am I might add). This cherry print is just perfect for working in the kitchen.  I love the birds, flowers and the bright colours.  The tea towels are super thick cotton and great quality, so I imagine this apron will last a great many years to come. 

Check out the cheeky neighbour's cat!!  Honestly you would think she lived with us they way she behaves. 

Anyway this apron took about ten minutes to make with a bit of binding starting from one side, around the neck to the other side, where it is secured with velcro.  Seriously you should pop on over to Al's shop and purchase a few fab little tea towels and make a few aprons for Chrissy pressies.  Oh yes, you know that time is coming fast!  And the very best bit is the free shipping for the UK, one pound in Europe, and just two pounds per towel for the rest of the world.

Thanks so much for the wonderful tea towels Al!  I love them so much and look forward to making another apron with the French tea towel.   Once again, huge apologies for the sideways photos!

I shall be back with my goings on at some point - I can only hope! Hope you are all well and having a wonderful week.  The first day of Spring is here today and the sun is shining brightly.  Love to you all xx

17 comments:

Cat said...

Absolutely gorgeous apron xxx

*giggling* at the thought of you exploding all over the place!
Me thinks Lara needs to come back up to Auckland so we can do dinner again

sallgood said...

Cute towels and fun as an apron too! I remember the days of constant noise and activity! It's quiet around her now, but I'll have my grands for 10 days in a couple of weeks- 4 of them ages 2,5,7, and almost 9!! I'm sure it'll be fun and crazy too!:D

Lexilooo said...

so, so pretty! I love that they have a tea towel club, but it is only for UK delivery! too bad, I'd join!

Posie Patchwork said...

Looks fabulous, neck cramp & all, love Posie

Lara said...

oooh I especially love that Paris one! Hope you're surviving this week :) I've been off with Gus most of the week.

Melissa said...

super cute!! i'm sure your daughter LOVES it.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Hey, that's a super clever idea - thanks for sharing. I should make aprons for all my little helpers! They really are lovely tea towels, will pop over to Al's now and have a look.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh I have a couple of her towels to review and funnily enough I nearly picked that second design, so so lovely!

polkadotpeticoat said...

So glad your back, these are beautiful ,how could one choose!

dutch sisters said...

Love the apron! Your teatowels are lovely.
groetjes Heleen

Pomona said...

I know how much you have always loved tea towels! The apron is lovely (and not all the photos are sideways) - hope you are well and enjoying the din! Our house gets quieter by the minute as they grow up and away.

Pomona x

Floss said...

Don't explode, dear! Al is great (but I thought Al was a guy) and I too will be reviewing two of his/her teatowels - the realy good thing about this offer is that you can be genuinely impressed with the products and the service, and not just feel like you're endorsing things you wouldn't actually buy. I love the two you've chosen, and what you're doing with them!!!

Annemiek said...

My tea towels are much smaller, but what a great idea! maybe i should check out your link to Al too!
Before you explode: remember YOU will be the one who has to clean up the mess, as always, exploded or not. That thought kept me from doing anything drastic up till now.....

Annemiek said...

Me again. Just visited the Al site. You should get the "keep calm and carry on" towel for yourself! *lol*

RebeccaMom said...

I love it! Tea towels are fun to work with :)

Peg said...

I love the apron. What a great use for a tea towel. I added a link to your blog post to my Squidoo article: http://www.squidoo.com/vintage-tea-towels

makeitgiveit said...

They look great. Hope you are all feeling much better too - being sick is NOT fun.