Saturday, 1 June 2013

Tea Towel Transformation!

Hello friends
Something a little different today... a tea towel transformed!
Admittedly it is a very pretty tea towel from Ikea.
The tea towels come in a pack of two from Ikea and are called EVALILL - the details are here.
(I love the Ikea names for things - Mitchell has a chair called JEFF!)

Anyway, I espied these tea towels on one of my shopping trips some months ago
and thought they were way too nice to wipe the dishes.  
I chose to make them into a cosmetic bag/iPad case.  
The little loop already in place works brilliantly to secure it shut with a button -
in fact I glued one button on top of another to make sure it was thick enough.
The pièce de résistance in my opinion, is the decoration including that butterfly.
I've used Spiral Blossoms Four and Les Papillions - all die cut from felt.
To create the pink and white flower just cut the flower twice and roll the colours together.
Stop by tomorrow - I should have the full printed instructions plus a further item I made that complements this one...

Big thanks for all your kind words yesterday and especially to Gemma who gave
some brilliant advice regarding Bella's ear medicine - really useful, thank you.

Take care friends.


Maggieann said...

Morning Christine, the project today is stunning- I would never have guessed that it was a tea towel! Looking forward to seeing what you have created for tomorrow. Hope that all of your patients are continuing to make progress. Take care, hugs to you all xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I love the transformed tea towel! Hope all at home are doing well. Take care.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Christine, Hope all is fine with you and yours.
Really pretty ... I must get blossom 4 die.
Have a great weekend.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Rose in Chester said...

What a lovely idea Christine. And execution is, of course, also beautiful.
Hope the poorly trio are getting better slowly but surely.
Have a really good weekend, all of you.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine...yep, I have bookcases here in the craft room/study called Billy! Lol...I love this simple but very effective idea..gorgeous! Hope all your 'patients' are doing ok? Love and hugs, Carole Z X

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely project for us. Hope everyone is recovering ok.


Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely project today, very pretty. Hope the nursing is going ok and things are getting better. I'm looking forward to your next project tomorrow.
Chris X

Elaine said...

Wow thats brilliant. What a great idea that is ! Hope you are all doing ok and that the boys are getting better. Have a good weekend xx

Janice said...

What a fabulous idea Christine! I love how you've transformed the tea're so clever!

Hope everything ok with you all, and the boys and Bella are improving daily.
Have a good weekend.
Janice x

val jones said...

Hi Christine. What a lovely project and such a clever idea. I'll be looking at my tea towels differently in future.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Layerlass67 said...

Morning Christine. How different. I especially like the two-tone felt flower. Such a good idea because felt can sometimes look flat in one colour, no variation in tone like paper. Will keep a look out for further instructions. Glad yesterday's post was of help and hope Bella's ear is improving. Also say 'Hi' to Elliott and Mitchell and hope they too are progressing well. Try and have an easy's supposed to be warmer so cream teas in the garden for all three of you! Take care. Gemma xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, This is such a pretty project,love the idea.
I hope all three at home are progressing and you can have a better weekend. Please take care, x.

nattyboots said...

Wow what a fantastic transformation,very pretty and such a good idea .

Hope you all have a nice trouble free weekend .

Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Marvellous idea and so lovely and versatile. Looking forward to the next one. Hope all recuperating family members are feeling much better. Happy weekend wishes

Phil D

Mary by the Sea said...

Good morning Christine, the sunshine is still here this morning in Herne Bay. Was glorious yesterday afternoon.

Hope your patients are doing well today.

What a brilliant use for the tea towels, the rose one looks very Cath kidston.

Take care..x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
I would never have thought this was a tea towel, what a great idea, you have a wonderful imagination.
Hope the poorly trio are doing okay.
Have a good weekend.

Lacelady said...

I forget that these dies can cut felt, so thanks for the reminder. Shame the only Ikea in the country is in Dublin, and I'm on the west coast. I'll have to think of an alternative, as I love the idea.

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
When is a tea towel not a tea towel - when Christine gets her butterflies on it. This is a brilliant idea.
Hope everyone is feeling better today.
Amanda x

Ella's Design said...

What a fab little project, Christine! Will definitely have to try this one! I have a nice, if somewhat boring, green tablet case which is now crying out to be decorated!
Hope your three patients are getting better! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Lisa x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, this is beautiful, love the two tone spiral flower, fabulous idea. I hope al the patients are doing well.Emma

Jean Z said...

HI Christine,love the transformation of the tea towel it looks so pretty,hope you are all well and making progress love Jean Z xx

hazel young said...

Oh wow love this such a stunning project, never look at Ikea for tea towels , i feel a visit coming on. Have a great weekend xx hazel

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

It looks really pretty Christine! Can't wait to see tomorrow! Susan x

dancing lady said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely idea and made from a tea towel!!! I have 2 friends that would love it, you have got me thinking.....
Thank you for sharing your ideas. x

Hellma said...

What a lovely project Christine, i bet my Frank(i-pad) would love something like this.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine what a great idea it is beautiful ,and I can also think of people I would love to make it for.

Janice said...

Hi Christine, lovely idea and what pretty material. Love the felt flowers. I think I will be copying this idea soon. Would make a good mother's day gift. Hope all family recovering well. Janice xx

Sandra said...

Hello my dear friend,
I hope you are coping with all your nursing duties!
I absolutely love the tea towel project today, you are right ghe are far too pretty to wipe the dishes with!
I love ikea, but I could spend far too much money each time we visit, I think our nearest one is Bristol, you should have block bought them and sold them on to us as a project!
I truly hope you are hanging in there, you are always in my thoughts !
Hugs as always,
Sandra ( Riley ) xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, What a super idea for a tea towel. I do hope your nursing is going in the right direction and all are slowly recovering under mum's watchful eye.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, What a fab idea for using your teatowels! I love it. Hope all are on the mend including Bella :) Enjoy your day with your boys xx

Toni said...

Hello Christine, what another lovely project from you today. I too can feel a visit to Ikea happening in the near future. A great gift idea. as well.
Hope the patients are recovering nicely and that their very dedicated nurse isn't too exhausted from all of her duties.
Have a good weekend and try and chill a little if that's possible.
Toni xx

Sarah said...

You're right...definitely too pretty for drying dishes!! Hope all your patients are doing nicely. I like your idea of a fundraiser for the house. I've worked in several childrens hospitals so I know just how vital these home from homes are.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, What a beautiful creation from a simple 'tea towel', what an amazing girlie you are.
I hope all three patients are feeling a little better each day, huge hugs to you all.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine
A lovely project, and what a good idea to use two colours for the flower. Anne x

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! xx

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