Thursday, April 10, 2014

Little Chick Tea Towel

Happy Thursday, my friends!
Remember those tea towels that I embellished for Christmas gifts? Well my sister-in-law, Meta, loved hers so much that she asked me to make her one for every season. I didn't get around to stamping one for Valentine's Day, but I did make an Easter/spring towel to add to her little collection. {Surprise, Meta Skeeta!}

I knew that I wanted to stamp this towel with little chickies marching along one end, but I didn't have a chick stamp in my collection so I carved one using this product. It's easier to carve than you might imagine, and I found this video if you'd like to learn more about that.


I ended up attaching my stamp to a little acrylic block because it was a bit awkward to hold onto without it. In fact, a towel that is now added to my collection has one little chickie tipped over on her back amongst the others marching in a straight line. :o\ We'll just say that chick had too much wine. And my collection of towels that didn't make the gift-giving-cut is growing. ~sigh~

Anyway! Any stamp will work for this project - you don't have to carve your own. I used yellow fabric paint for the chicks, and a black fabric pen for their little dot eyes.

I buy these towels at Target - they come four to a package and are fairly inexpensive. I do pre-wash and press them before I embellish, and they are a super fun, quick and easy little project to put together.
 
Are you whipping up any Easter crafts around your place?

15 comments:

Jo said...

They look great and I love the thought of a drunk chick :)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Yours is the second post, I've read today, to mention Target. I so wish we had them here, they seem to have all sorts of great stuff. I enjoyed the idea of a drunken chick too. I've been making a little something for my nieces and nephews, which I will share next week.

S said...

So sweet. She'll love it.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

One more tipsy chick, eh? I would have liked that one best, I think ;-)
Hugs, LLJ xx

Gail said...

Ooops - got to watch out for those tipsy chicks. The towel looks great.

Sian said...

So cute! Yes, it's an ambition here to one day visit a Target store.

I was photographing a few chicks this afternoon

alexa said...

So sweet and sunny! You are wonderfully creative ...

Susi said...

Sweet gift!

Karen said...

Too cute! And your stamp carving is awesome!

Beverly said...

well at least the tipsy chick didn't spill any wine on the tea towels ;) they are adorable

scrappyjacky said...

I think I'd like a tipsy one as well.I'm very impressed with how you've carved your own stamp.

Alison said...

If I get my Easter decorations out before next weekend it will be a miracle!....you are SO organised!
Alison xx

tainted with a positive view said...

so darn cute!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Deb, They are the cutest towels! The cutest little chicks! And actually, I think having one tipsy chick makes your design even more delightful! You made it look so simple. I have to try it. Thank you for sharing your idea.

Ruth said...

You, Sian, chicks. Lots of love in the Land of Blog today!

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