A few months ago I was looking around for some new teatowels but couldn't find any here in Busan. So when I saw this gold gingham linen in Leslie's shop I was inspired to make my own teatowels. The texture of the fabric is softer than a lot of the linens I have in my stash and this particular linen seems to soften with each washing. I cut the piece of fabric in half [50cm x 55 cm] and was planning to press and sew a 1/4" inch hem around the edges but noticed how nice the raw edges looked. So I opted to "fray" the edges [by pulling individual strings from each side] a bit more and in no time at all I had a set of teatowels.
And they happen to match the yummy pecan + lemon tassies I made over the weekend. [The recipe is from Martha Stewart's Cookies book.]
There is a lot more crafting and sewing I want to do, but I know it will have to wait until next month. Big J finishes up his second term in a few days and then we're heading off to Hong Kong + Macau for spring break. We seem to be burning through Appah's hotel points + frequent flyer miles, but it is totally worth it. If anyone has suggestions for places to go/eat/shop in Hong Kong or Macau, please let me know!