Wednesday, 24 January 2018

When Life Gives You Lemons.

Or rather when a friend shares with you some of the latest range of Tilda Lemon Tree Collection, then you just want to do them proud and make something lovely and usable. 

I wanted to make something functional and practical for my home and what better than a couple of items for the kitchen.

Using a beautiful piece of gifted feed sack fabric I used an assortment of fabric pieces to add a bright and cheery  band to the bottom of the kitchen towel and then a couple of applique lemons above.

Using the left-overs I had enough to make a pot mat/holder with some using Insul-Brite for the batting. They are going to look great hanging on the oven door. 

Once I knew what I was going to make the rest was quite simple and easy to put together and I am thinking of making a few more sets to add to the gift box.

Here are a couple of tutorials from Pinterest.

Get this one here.

And these delightful houses by Kerryanne can be found here.

and of course a tutorial from Jenny who gifted me the fabric.

Can't wait to see what she is making from her selection of fabric!

Keep creating.


  1. lovely & bright!
    though they look like lemons rather than pears, still what a great idea!
    thanx for sharing

  2. Such a beautiful use of the pretty fabrics..
    I love useful gifts and a pretty tea towel is always great...

  3. Such beautiful inspirations!

  4. How beautiful and fresh they look Rosie. Such a sweet gift too xx

  5. You clever cookie! I love them...who would have thought? LOL!!

  6. I really like your new decorative designs! it's so beautiful so much and good idea on site.


  7. Great designs and very practical! It looks beautiful! It's nice that you do it. I like such colors. Thanks for the beautiful photos! It's nice that you show us your projects. I'm glad I'm reading your blog. The blog is really great!

  8. hi Rosie these are such beautiful projects,love the fresh look,well done my friend xx

  9. I KNEW it was Jenny! LOL It has her name written all over it. Your towels are quite lovely, and it seems so simple, I should have thought to do something like that. But now, thanks to you, I will!

  10. Love your towels, inspired to make some. Will brighten the kitchen, to help with the long days of winter


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