Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Two for Tea

At some point last spring, I picked up some tea towel fabric at Atlantic Fabrics in Dartmouth. As far as I can tell, it's a linen blend - I can't remember if it was strictly linen.

My original intention was to embroider it, but my desire to embroider or cross stitch* anything had waned by the time I stumbled upon the fabric a few weeks ago.

I cut the tea towel fabric into four pieces (I think I had originally intended only three, but oh well) and quickly hemmed them.

Then I whipped out the freezer paper and made stencils of my two favourite chihuahuas.

Two for tea

To say that I am pleased with the results would be an understatement. Minou's "downward dog" pose if one that I used when I made my Wasp Bag a while back.


Minou purse

I really love how Birdie's towel turned out (she's the one "singing" on the left). This pose came from a picture I took of Birdie while visiting Angie last May.

Birdie sings

You can probably tell that I took some liberties with Birdie's tail, but I did try my best to remain true to the original photo.

Unfortunately, I was not able to convey, with the use of a freezer paper stencil, the passion with which Birdie sings along with Florence Foster Jenkins.

If you need further proof of Birdie's singing prowess, here she is, singing along to The Darkness!

NOTE: If this video doesn't work, it's b/c I 'm still trying to figure out how to post videos from flickr to blogger. And my web browser has crashed three times this morning. Any advice about the video?

Angie's birthday is in October, but thankfully, she is very forgiving when it comes to me sending presents to her. I managed to get these tea towels, along with a couple other things into the mail this week.

Now, if only I could get something else in the mail, I would have a huge weight off my shoulders.

*I used to be an avid cross stitcher - If you need proof of that obsession, look in my craft room - I have several little plastic containers with my floss wound onto bobbins.


  1. The music geek in me can't not point this out....

    Birdie is singing along with The Darkness (I believe in a thing called love)not Aha.


  2. Very cute! Don't be surprised though if you get an envious phone call from a certain PK Sue...

  3. Oh and the tea towels are awesome!

  4. I watched the video without sound because I am trying not to seem to crazy at work.

    I used to be an avid cross stitcher too until knitting came into my life.

  5. So cute! I love the chihuahua! I think you captured Birdie perfectly. I really must try that freezer paper stenciling.

  6. Sounds like she has a Lot A Bit Of happy!! Too cute!

  7. How embarrassing.........
    Love the tea towels! They be hanging on the stove as we speak!

  8. Too cute, the tea towels are wonderful.

    Robin loved Birdie's singing!