Saturday, August 29, 2009

A tea towel bonanza

Somewhere in between moving back to Australia from Japan (while pregnant), and having a beautiful new little bubba, the lovely Melanie from Kimono Re-incarnate has taken the time to send me an amazing package of tea towels.

Melanie's Grandma was cleaning out her linen closet and was going to get rid of them, but now they'll be transformed into new creations instead!

My favourite one is the bright yellow tea towel from Zimbabwe (top right). If you look really closely, you'll see that there's a town on the map named Wankie.... that really tickled my fancy and made me laugh.

Have you also spotted the handmade card with a paper crane.... so cute. I think I need to find a shadow frame for that one so I can add it to my art wall (that is, when I actually get art on the wall, and have an art wall)...... my white walls are ooooooh sooooooo boring.


21 comments:

One Flew Over said...

WOW - you really hit the jackpot! Looking forward to seeing what you create with those beauties.

Tammy James said...

Lucky you ! the crane card is divine!

Heather said...

Very nice - love all the different styles.

Loz and Dinny said...

gorgeous ... and to think they were on their way out - couldn't think of a happier home to go to x

Nikki Cardigan said...

What a completely lovely and thoughtful thing to do by Melanie. I wonder if they are all mementos from her grandma's travels?

PS. You got me wondering... what do you think they get up to in Wankie..?? Sorry!

Nikki said...

Wowee! That's some haul. WHat a lovely girl that Melanie is...

julia said...

I am envious! To say the least!

Stacy said...

Lucky lady... fantastic!!

JustJess said...

How generous! She is a lovely lass.

Swirlyarts said...

Amusingly I spotted Wankie as soon as I looked at the tea towels too. What do you think that says about me?

Jenny said...

She is a very lovely and generous woman and very clever too! Can't wait to see your apron creations-love the wankie one too!LOL!

Sarah said...

Wankie... brilliant. That's going to make the best apron since the "map of Tassie" ones.

Finki (jay) said...

ohhh you lucky duck. what nice friends you have. and wonderful that nanna's tea towels will live on (:

Jennifer Rose said...

very lovely looking card that would indeed look great in a shadow box :)

i love town names like that, reminds me of Shag point in New Zealand. def. had to do the tourist thing and take a picture of the sign lol

Tinniegirl said...

Oooh, more lovely tea towels. I have a new idea for something you might like to make with them. I won't blab it here though.

Cute as Buttons said...

She's a bit of a wonder woman, isn't she? Glad someone else titters about towns like Wankie! Lisa.

Karin said...

Funny. The name Wankie caught my eye too, but that was because someone I know is crazy about Zimbabwe and has been there. The town isn't called Wankie anymore, by the way. Í think it is called Hwange now... Yes, I know. I don't know why the room in my head needs to be filled with little unnecessary facts like this :)

Anyway, what a great gift from Melanie. Can't wait to see your creations!

Anna Bartlett said...

I wish I had a Wankie tea towel. You're a lucky girl!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

How did I miss seeing Wankie?!?

So glad you liked them and will get some use out of them.

Oh, and Nikki Cardigan - no, they aren't from my Grandma's travels, but rather other family members that have bought them for her on her travels. She still kept a huge stack for herself as well!

Juddie said...

OMG I'm SOOOOO envious! I love making things from old tablecloths and teatowels too. You are one lucky chickadee! Have fun with these!

Melissa said...

I am from Zimbabwe and can confirm that Wankie is now known as Hwange. I remember visiting Wankie as a child - the name didn't raise an eyebrow back then!