I'll admit that part of my sudden interest in home goods is that I finally have a home! It's strange- it's all happened sooner and later than I thought it would. Sooner, as I was finally growing accustomed to a more nomadic lifestyle. After I was first married, I had the strong instinct to settle down and 'nest,' so to speak. When it was quickly apparent that we'd remain renters for a while, I gradually incorporated that into my outlook. As it came to us moving back to WA, I had prepared myself mentally for apartment living again, and was determined to live happily and set up shop in an even smaller corner than I had at our last tiny place! But praise God, there were other plans to follow & my creativity is abounding in my wonderful new space! My younger self would have thought it all a long time coming, but here and now, I remain amazed and grateful.
So… home goods! That's what I was writing about. While I'm still not ready to reveal the main project for my new Etsy Store (soon!), I wanted to talk about a thought I had for additional stocking purposes- tea towels! The thought came because I could use some new kitchen towels now. The very nice ones we got for our wedding are starting to wear a bit & have some stains… so of course, I thought to make some new ones for myself. It occurred to me that perhaps others would like new kitchen towels too. I've got some great designs floating in my head & I'm excited to try them out. It dawned on me that sewing tea towels on my own from scratch would take a fair bit more time than if I found some high-quality ones to decorate. I searched and searched- I wanted American made cotton towels that had nicely finished edges. I think I found some that will fit the bill! They are the "Deluxe Flour Sack Towels" from ACS Home and Work. They'll be sending me a sample so I can check on the quality myself (very kind of them to do so!), but from their description and the reviews I read, I'm sure they will be top notch. Here's a link to their store, if you are interested in ordering any towels or soft home goods from them for yourself:
ACS Home and Work
I'm really looking forward to implementing my designs. Of course, there will be a tea cup design (as is partially pictured above in the quick marker sketch I did), to truly make one that will go well with one's tea accoutrement. :)
Okay! Back to work! Much to do, and less time to do it in!
Happy summer to y'all!
A Zinnia from my little garden