|A few tea towel goodies that I have made...|
I have to say that from a purely practical point of view my favourite creation has been the peg bag... it keeps my pegs in one place, intact and out of reach of Rascal! Hanging the washing has become SOOOO much quicker and easier when wanted, although I have the option to hang the bag low down so that Rascal can help!
The item that I am most proud of is without a doubt the messenger bag. Although I have to be careful not to overfill it, I have been using this as my day-to-day bag recently. It still amazes me that I managed to make it and I've had quite a few compliments from people who don't know that its my own handiwork.
The best result from the least effort was definitely the adult apron. Although having said that the plastic bag holder and toddler skirt were pretty simple too.
My least favourite tea towel creation is probably the toddler trousers. The reason for this is that I made them too tight so Rascal hasn't used them yet... maybe next Summer when she is (hopefully) toilet trained...
As I have said before, the secret to a successful tea towel creation is matching the right tea towel to the right project. The hardest tea towel to use was probably the one that I used to make the nappy case. In the end, I was really happy with how it turned out.
I can see myself making more of the tea towel tote bags. The pattern is really easy to follow and the result is really good.
Although Rascal loves her apron, this is another project that I am not totally convinced was a success. If I were to make another one, I would tweak the pattern slightly and I would probably use oilcloth or a similar fabric rather than a tea towel.
All in all its fair to say that the successful projects have far outweighed the disappointments. Another success has been the fact that several of you have indicated that you have bought tea towels in order to make your own tea towel creations. I'm glad to have been able to inspire you and I'd love to hear what you make!
I have really enjoyed the discipline of having a regular feature on my blog, so will have to put my thinking cap on and come up with a new feature... any suggestions?