No idle hands here…

Aunt Martha's Hot Iron TransfersA recent trip to Joann’s Fabric Store inspired me to pick up an embroidery hoop again. I love to craft and create but oftentimes my crafting can get rather messy or time restrictive. Embroidery is something that I can easily pick up and put down, while out and about, or sitting on the couch in the evening watching TV.

I was inspired by Aunt Martha’s hot iron transfers and decided to purchase a few packages of vintage kitchen towels and some unbleached muslin fabric, on which I could create the cute patterns. I’ve made a few projects using transfers like these and I love the vintage feel of the simple embroidery.  It’s fun to do and I think the towels will make fun Christmas gifts for friends and family. Besides the towels, I also plan on making some framed gifts of my needlework.

The first towel I’ve completed is of two dancing spoons. Seriously, who doesn’t love animated silverware?!? There are some adorable patterns in this set and I’m currently working on a few smiling dishes. I know not everyone goes for this look but I think it fits perfectly with my ideal of a farmhouse kitchen. I also found some primitive style patterns that would be nice as a wall hanging.

I really enjoy having something productive to do in the evening and thankfully my hands are definitely  NOT the devil’s workshop.  😉

Aunt Martha's Dancing Spoons

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