Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Teatowel Tale


A long looooong time ago, a pretty little teatowel began it's maiden voyage...

It was designed and printed somewhere in Australia, but then managed to find itself sad and unloved in a charity shop (that's Op Shop to us Aussies) somewhere around Lancashire in England.

In an amazing twist of fate, a lovely lady named Lynsey spied the poor unloved teatowel, and took it home, before packing it up and sending it all the way back to it's birth country, to a lover of tea towels (ie. my place).

There the tea towel sat, in the stash for a whole twenty-one months.... until it was time.


Jess had spied the Quince teatowel bag on my blog, and enquired about it at Pip's book launch, but alas, that bag had already been snapped up.

I was quite sure that I had something else suitable in the stash, and Jess said that she'd like something Vintage Australiana with Echidnas or Wombats.

The next day I started searching..... and as I was getting closer to the bottom of the teatowel stack, I was starting to panic that I hadn't found anything with an echidna or a wombat!


But serendipitously, right near the bottom of the stack came a shining light (ok, well that might have just been my imagination, or lack of oxygen to the brain).... but it was the PERFECT teatowel - Echidnas, Wombats, Koalas, Kangaroos, Cockatoos, Possums, Kookaburras, and Platypusses (forgive me but I don't know the correct plural for platypus).


So now Jess has her very own unique OOAK bag with nice dark handles to carry about all her bits and bobs and widgets and squidgies.... and the teatowel is going to live happily ever after.

THE END

21 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

What a cute story! And what a lovely way for that tea towel to continue on!

Such a well-travelled tea towel, deserves more than a life of drying dishes!

sue niven said...

such a lovely ending for such a lovely towel.

Sandrine said...

I love the story behind the bags, you can never have that feeling of uniqueness and love... in any other things than our handmade goodness haven't you!
Even the little sneal peek on the lining make me thing it is also gorgeous inside!xx

Ky said...

Lovely story. Also I believe the plural is platipi:)

kitty said...

It's so very perfect for her! Great job once again. Have a lovely sunday. x

Luvvie said...

It's just great. You clever thing you :)

HayleyK said...

Great idea!

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

I love it! I am sure I have a few of those tea towels kicking around my stash!

teddybearswednesday said...

ANd I can vouch I have the best bag ever!!!
Love reading it's little story. thanks Cam xo

Jennifer Rose said...

very nice :) the colours in the towel go great with the other fabric :)

Cherie said...

OHhh Gorgeous ... both story and bag ... the platypi (that was the plural went I went to school) must be so chuffed to be out of the pile ;) Well DONE, gorgeous, totally gorgeous ;)

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

GREAT story! and lovely outcome :)
thx MUCH for sharing !

mandapanda said...

...which reminds me, I have a tea towel I picked up that I must send to you....
The plural for platypus is just plain platypus! And cactus is cacti, that's where other people are getting it from. Did you see Little Ozzie on Bondi Vet last Thursday night? So cute!!!

Sue said...

Gorgeous story and bag, platypi and all.

Erica Louise said...

Fabulous, I have a stack of teatowels, you have inspired me to make a bag out of one of them!

Fat Chick Design said...

lovely bag, lovely story.
Bonnie
:)

Cass said...

Looks awesome Cam, great story too

Naturally Carol said...

I love the idea of that lovely linen in the tea towel being used for something that won't need endless washing so it will look bright and keep it's body for a long time.

Swirlyarts said...

Yeah!! The lovely little tea towel looks great as a bag. I'll bet Jess is thrilled with it!

Stomper Girl said...

Great bag, great tale.

delia hornbook said...

Thats fab, love the story to. What a great bag Dee ;-))