Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Greetings from Tinaroo


Where??? Tinaroo


It's Tinniegirl's birthday today, so I whipped her up a brand new tea towel apron. She picked this tea towel from the stash months ago, and it's been sitting in my to do pile ever since.  It's quite apt that it just happens to be from Tinaroo!


I'm guessing that it's probably a 70's vintage from the colouring, but it matches perfect with this modern Joel Dewberry print.


I enlisted some help from Ms L for the next pressie..... (by the way, it's a paintbrush roll).


Ms L had to do some studio snooping and measuring to work out what size to make it. As you can see from the angle on that pocket - it was handmade with wonky love!


Both of the Ink and Spindle fabrics for the outer and inner were originally from Tinniegirl's stash. If that's not a sure sign that she was going to love the fabric that I  picked, then I don't know what else would be!

I didn't have anything that matched to make the binding, so I took it along to the Stitches and Craft show to colour match and pick a small print.


I also tried to incorporate the printed selvedge into the finished piece where I could.... sort of like a makers mark of sorts.

Tinniegirl is celebrating with a day of painting in her studio, so do pop on over and wish her a happy birthday!

19 comments:

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

I love my gorgeous gifts Cam. Thank you so much. I'm already in my apron raring to go.

teddybearswednesday said...

what wonderful gifts you gave Cathy Cam, i love the way you used a fabric from her stash. x

Jennie said...

That apron is just gorgeous!
What wonderful gifts!

Liesl said...

The pencil roll is beautiful Cam ... and Greetings from Tinaroo is fantastic. What lovely gifts!

Screamstress said...

Love it! We used to live just near Tinnaroo! Good idea for re-purposing cool tea towels to aprons.

Drewzel said...

Super fab! I love the apron so.
Tinniegirl from Tinaroo. heheh.

Sally said...

Lovely gift - what a lovely friend you are.

Little Ted Canvas said...

That's a great apron & your paint brush roll is gorgeous, the patterns & fabric all work really nicely.

clare's craftroom said...

Love the apron and I'm sure it will be well used .

Partito y Monito said...

They look fantastic, Cam! I particularly love the Tinaroo apron. I hope she's having a great birthday time in it.

Sandrine said...

There are great thoughtful presents Cam!I can see she is wearing it already!:)x

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

What a great birthday gift. I am sure they will both be loved and the apron looks sensational on her. I hope it is already a bit paint splattered and worn in!

Linda said...

such lovely gifts! what a special friend you are. Cathy is beaming in her apron photo!!!

Megan.K. said...

Wonky love is the very best kind!

The Essess said...

Perfect pressie for such a good friend! That tea towel was just waiting for Tinnie girl!! Now I am off to google Tinaroo!! I want to know where it is!!

Renae said...

These are both fabulous Cam! What a lucky lady Cathy is :)

Michelle {Leni and Rose} said...

Love the gifts for Tinniegirl! Especially the apron - very very cool!

Sophie said...

I've been to Tinaroo! We camped there with Mum and Dad for a fortnight when we were kids. There wasn't much there... toilets and BBQ's but it was a great holiday!!

BTW those gifts are fabulous! Tinniegirl should be wrapt! (I know I would be!) What a fantastic friend you are

muralimanohar said...

Awesome brush roll. :D And very appropriate teatowel!