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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

April 9, 2010

Applique a Vintage Towel

Hey dear blogger friends! I found some old linens and picked them up recently at a quilt show.

I decided I wanted to embellish them a bit with pink fabric that had tiny little rosebuds on it.
First I cut out 'WONDER UNDER', I got mine from Joanns...it is a sturdy iron on interfacing.
I ironed it to the 'WRONG' side of my fabric then cut it out. Next I zig zagged it to the center of the bottom of the linen towel.
But it still needed something...so I added a little feminine ruffle to the bottom of the towel.

The towel underneath had old lace added to it. I love little touches like this.

So sweet and feminine and very easy to do!
Thanks so much for your visit!

Playing along with Pink Saturday and our sweet Beverly over @ HowSweetthesound.


Lisa said...

Oh how cute AND easy!! Thanks! Have an extra special super lovely weekend!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Very sweet...I love touches like that also! Have a great weekend!!

Vicki said...

Hi, Debbie,
That is such a sweet towel that you embellished. I love anything with hearts on it, don't you? I also love the lace embellished towel. Thank you for sharing instructions, too. Happy Pink Saturday, my friend! Vicki

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Blondie's Journal said...

You MAKE it look easy, Debbie!! ;-)

I love it!


Cindy said...

That looks so sweet! I would love this and will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

Holly Lefevre said...

It is so sweet - it is perfect! I love vintage!
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Unknown said...

Love your vintage towel!!!
Happy Pink Saturday.


Unknown said...

From chic to elegant! Lovely, Debbie.
Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

The Old Parsonage said...

Perfect and most definitely feminine - LOVE IT!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Isn't it amazing what a little lace and applique can do for a plain linen towel. You sure made yours beautiful.


Leanne said...

I love your pretty heart towel, especially the cute ruffle.

Kerrie said...

This is so lovely! And the little rose-bud print reminds me of the little baby clothes that had them! It was a certain label of baby clothes and my Older than Dirt mind won't remember it just now-ha! Kerrie

Nancy at EmbroideryIt.com said...

It turned out lovely!

Simple Home said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial of how to do this. I have that wonder under and I've never used it. You make it look so easy. I'm going to have to get mine out and try.

Kathleen Grace said...

Adorable! I love the fabric you chose and I am so over being afraid to use my vintage towels and things. I just pulled some vintage dishtowels out of my stash and told everyone not to use them with anything that stained, like cast iron! If you can't use pretty things why have them!?

Denise Marie said...

exactly what I want to do with a few I've found recently. TFS!

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cherry said...

The sweetest details..and it is all in the details! hugs, cherry

cherry said...

The sweetest details..and it is all in the details! hugs, cherry

Debbiedoos said...

Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by today!~ I love your vintage tea towel, it is so cute! And you did it yourself which makes it even more special! I look forward to seeing more of your creative ways:)

Angie said...

Precious! You are always doing cute projects!

~Lesa~ said...

Great ideas! And I love the bunnies in front, too. Cute.

sanjeet said...

I love touches like that also! Have a great weekend!!
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