Friday, July 30, 2010

The Tea Towel Holder... 10 minutes to Sanity!

Don't forget about the GIVEAWAY ending today!!!

Okay so in our new house my hubby liked to place the tea towel on the oven handle, my dog, cat and two babies like to remove it, Peyton used it as a veil or cape and Joshua used it to play with the dog, the cat used it to sleep on and I refused to use it... so I needed another option. While in recovery my mom would clean my kitchen and house and she would place it through the top cupboard handle. Now that I am a bit better I saw a similar idea with a knitted top... but I KNOW I CAN'T KNIT! I can sew yes but knitting is just um... no... so I used a pot holder... a button and a tea towel... now we never have the tea towel on the floor.

All you do is baste your tea towel down the middle, then pull the bobbin thread to make it ruffle, then sew it to the pot holder. Do a blind stitch for the button and DONE!!! 10 minutes to Sanity!

I made these for the teachers at Joshua's school, and one for my mom, mother in law and friend (Elwynn's mommy)and she was going to give it to her son's teacher... but she fell in love with them just like I did... really once you use it you can't help it!!! They are fabulous and everyone who sees it will say how awesome they are!

PS. I have the blue towel in my kitchen... love the colours for summer... and I added a lady bug button!!!


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  1. I LOVE this! I've totally been wanting to do something like this and using a pot holder makes it so much easier. Now I'm going to have to be on the lookout for some cute towels and holders! THanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  2. WOW! I've been meaning to get one of these for my mom. She hangs towels on her oven rack and they always fall off! I hope I win! :)

  3. Brilliant idea and so adorable.

  4. These are TOO cute! I loooove them and totally want some of my own! And the colors you did for yours are very bright and cheery :) I would totally use them in my place. ... I've been following you for awhile now.

  5. oops, I lied! I thought I was on a blog I've been following for awhile! HA! well anyhow, as of N.O.W I am your newest follower :)

  6. I'm in love with this idea! I've been wanting such a thing since my daughter was born (almost 5 years ago!) because we have similar issues with keeping them on the stove handle. I'm so happy to find a more modern/easy version than the crochet ones my grandma has. Thanks for sharing!

  7. This is so cute. I found your site on Crystal's Craft Spot where she featured this. I just love the idea!