Handmade Thursday: Everything’s Coming Up…Daisies?

Good day, friends…

I love flowers and happiness, so when I saw these cute smiling daisies years ago at Hobby Lobby, a local craft and home decor store, I knew I wanted to wake up to them every morning…(actually, being greeted in the morning by the smiles of wooden flowers isn’t as sad as it sounds – they’re just so darn cute, and I’ll take whatever I can get – LOL).  ANYWAY,  I placed a few in my bedroom (even sadder, I know), and some in the kitchen. They really do make me smile.

I thought it would be nice to echo the daisies’ design on kitchen towels because I just love embroidered kitchen towels (Don’t worry, I’m getting to the handmade part).  I found some really nice cotton towels at a dollar store so I bought two.

The towels already had the green striping on the bottom and sides.  I used similar colors of embroidery thread to embroider the flowers.  This was a lot of fun, and in the Spring I hang them from the oven handle.

I just love the way they came out, even though my embroidering skills were a bit rusty.  They’re very cheery to me.  I have many of the wooden daisies ~ they were on sale, what can say.

I hope you enjoyed these, and perhaps they can give you ideas for echoing some of your home decor designs onto your linens or in other projects, like painting on canvas. Hmm..I think I just might do these daisies in pastel colors on canvas – that would be cheery and fun!

This weekend I’m adding two more handmade lovelies in My Little Bloomin’ Shop.  So come back and see what’s new.

Thank you for joining me today on Leisure Lane.  If you would like to see more talented ladies and fun, handmade items, visit White Lily Green for Handmade Thursday.

Until next time, may happy days, abound!

Marianne

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 07:28:37

    Wow! These are beautiful!! Your work is so pretty!

    Sorry for the late commenting!

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for linking up!

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  2. mollyandtheprincess
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 20:40:00

    So beautiful – your embroidery is lovely and perfect to have the flowers along those green stripes. Very cheerful towels, they would make me smile everytime I used them!

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  3. Jane
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 18:34:04

    Really pretty embroidery and i love daisys x

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  4. jenny
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 16:06:47

    Lovely and summery 🙂

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  5. Abby
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 15:14:13

    They are very cheery! Great job! x

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  6. Brenda
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 14:27:23

    VERY CHEERY!! What woman doesn’t LOVE daisy tea towels!! And my favorite flower is the Daisy…..thanks for sharing these. I would like to say at least you are greeted with SMILES every morning! Nothing wrong with that!!
    Love,
    Brenda

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  7. theanamumdiary
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 10:01:53

    These really are so pretty, I’m sorry, missed this last week, so a little late to comment.

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  8. Susan
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 08:47:00

    so pretty!! love the wooden daisies and I adore your embroidered daisies tea towels, you made them so beautifully and it matches the wooden daisies you bout at hobby lobby! i love them, im still learning to embroider, i guess im still learning about everything, love them Marianne!

    Blessings,
    Susan

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