Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May Stitch Along, Dancing Veggies Flour Sack Towel


I participated in the May Stitch Along with New Embroidery with Vintage Patterns on Flikr. The options were so varied. The month of May is host to many national days and we could choose from any of the following: Dance, BBQ, Salad or Flowers. I chose to combine the dance and salad combination with my Dancing Veggies pattern. I found the pattern on Hoop Love Vintage Transfer by mmaammbr. The link for the pattern is  http://www.flickr.com/photos/29529717@N04/6330079313/in/set-72157612501164047 if you would like to print it off for your use. 

I printed the pattern and the traced it with a Clover Transfer Pencil.

After tracing the pattern, turn pattern pencil side down on to the surface that you want the pattern to appear and iron with a hot (no steam) heat.

The pattern is transferred lightly on to the fabric.



When deciding which pattern to stitch, I was looking for one that would be easy to crayon tint. I have never done any tinting but I had seen little dear tracks tutorial, http://littledeartracks.blogspot.com/2010/06/crayon-tinting.html, and loved the effects. It was easy and I loved this new 
technique.


I then followed little dear track's instruction and lightly colored the areas I wanted to tint. I then placed a clean piece of white printer paper and ironed the wax off. This set the tint but removed the wax. Easy peasy.





I finished the flour sack towel by ruffling a 2 1/4" strip of fabric. I had the fabric in my stash. I followed the directions from Made By Lex, http://www.madebylex.com/2010/12/how-to-ruffle-fabric-with-your-sewing-machine.html, to make my ruffle and then sewed down the middle seam to attach it to the towel. 


I love how my little kitchen towel turned out. Aren't the veggies cute? My son was visiting last night and said they were creepy! LOL. 


Sharing:
http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2012/05/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay-85.html
http://todayscreativeblog.net/make-something-creative/#more-10792
http://www.tipjunkie.com/homemade-projects-522/
http://abowlfulloflemons.blogspot.com/2012/05/one-project-at-time_22.html
http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/05/wow-me-wednesday-52.html
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2012/05/wow-us-wednesdays-67.html
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/05/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-17.html
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/05/whatever-goes-wednesday-118.html
http://www.the36thavenue.com/2012/05/party-time-56.html
http://www.craftionary.net/2012/05/friday-fun-party-and-giveaway-with.html
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/05/28/made-by-you-monday-102/
http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2012/05/creative-me-link-up_27.html
http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/05/overflowing-with-creativity-526.html
http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2012/05/mix-it-up-monday_27.html
http://my1929charmer.com/sundays-best-32-par-tay-giveaway-winner/
http://www.happyhourprojects.com/2012/05/happy-hour-friday-0525.html

9 comments:

  1. This is sooooo cute. Found you on the pokadot Linky Party. Hope you can visit my blog sometime: Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers.

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  2. Thanks Susan! It was lots of fun to stitch. :)

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  3. I saw this on feeling stitchy!! SO stinkin' adorable. I love the tinting.

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    1. Thanks!I love the tinting too! In fact I am starting a new project with tinting tomorrow.

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  4. Hey Pam - did you know that you're set up as a 'no-reply' blogger? If that's on purpose, totally understand. If you want help changing your settings, feel free to email me (limeriot@gmail.com)! :)

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  5. Just found your blog...such a cute project!

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    1. Thanks, Lynette. It was a fun one to stitch.

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