27 January 2012

DECORATIVE TOWELS

DECORATIVE BATH N FACE TOWELS WITH CONTRASTING ACCENTS
Decorative towels have always been very tempting..They liven up even the simplest of bathrooms, thus rendering a luxury bath experience.. But most of the time these dainty pieces of fabrics occupy the store shelves with unaffordable prize tags attached to them.. I find this way of decorating towels extremely exciting with plenty of fun filled moments...They are much economical and at the same time provide an expensive appearance to the otherwise plain looking towels...I had quite a good collection of plain coloured cotton towels that called for some strongly contrasting details before use.. Below are those towels after make over.

What you see below is infact a make over granted to a hand embroidered sky blue sari border..I had this sari transformed into a salwar kameez .. I asked the tailor to hand me back any left over embroidered border if at all there was any.. He handed over a very short strip of the border that was left behind...Wondered how to make use of this pretty hand embroidered portion on something that would show off its beauty completely..Thus the idea of attaching it to a snow white towel struck my mind.. Even after sewing it to the edge of a large towel,a squarish piece was left behind.. Had no heart to waste it either.. So came with the idea to create a matching small towel as well..Still a small narrow strip was remaining.. This has been used along the edge of the small towel..I have provided a holder at the back of the small towel using a narrow strip of blue fabric itself..(oops!!!forgot to take the photo)
Petit blue lace embellish the edges


White ribbon bow with a flower lace and blue crystal bead adorn the towel top
Strawberry printed accents attached to snow white towels of various sizes..Red ric-rac and olive lace used to embellish.


A small pink towel with laced edges
Saphire blue and beige towels with different borders


I luv this saphire blue a great deal.
Greenish blue and beige with contrasting borders and laces
Black Red N White Harmony-- Snow white terry towel with black and white printed accent.. This is one of my fav japanese cottons I have in my stash...Highlighted with tiny black and white polka dotted fabric,black laces, red ribbon and a decorative button having a mat finish.


Red spaghetti thin strip attached along the top border to highlight the black and white theme
Four off white coloured towels with accent borders
Sunflower accent with dark green printed borders and a laced edge
I luv the brightness this sunflower print offers the bathroom
Off white towels with accent fabrics in green and white polka dots and tiny red blooms on off white background...The second one is with black and white polka dotted and red bloom on off white fabrics as accents... Crocheted flower,bow and red ric-rac as embellishments.
The green fabric is cotton but has a very smooth satin finish..As well the off white fabric with blooms.
Off white japanese cotton with a spray of petite red blooms as central accent..White polka dots on black indian cotton edged with red ric-rac as borders.Black,red and white ribbon bow with a dark red crystal in the center as adornments.
Hawaiian Breeze.. luv this fabric with off white shoe flowers.Navy ric- rac and offwhite lace with olive ribbon drawn through,along the borders.
Candy pink towel with bunches of tiny pink roses on black...bordered with black and white dotted fabric and olive lace.
Off white terry towel with yellow florals on mustard .. green and white polka dots as border edged with off white lace.
Off white ric-rac along the sides and upper edge of the mustard accent.Luv the subtle satin finish of the cottons.
A daintily embroidered lumbar pillow to use in the car...Bullion roses ,buds, french knots, lazy daisies and ribbon roses have been used to decorate the border.
Luv the pinkish purple lace and the ribbon flowers.. I have made the flowers using the thinnest ribbon avalable here. Also attached a few rice beads in the center to depict pollen.
Was this li'l long a post? In the sheer thrill of sharing them with my sew crazy friends I couldn't keep myself under control while uploading the pictures..Thank you for stopping by and posting your valuable comments.. Your lovely comments are encouraging to a treamendous extend.. As well sincere thanks to all readers who visit the blog from google.
Hope all of you are having wonderful sewing moments . May God bless each and every one of you with plenty and plenty of creativity..
Until next time ,
with the warmest regards..........................Mini

34 comments:

Farah said...

Hi Mini ... What a treasure it is. so lovely and very very inspirational... I love the blue one most... They all are pretty and I love to make them ...
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Farah

vaheeda said...

so pretty!!!U r truely an inspiration dear..these adorable towels can make any dull bathroom to a cozy one..And I love that cute pillow...wow..too gud..

Rena said...

My dearest Mini ,
I`m thrilled, just very,very beautiful , fantastic !!!

Many hugs
Rena

Ninu said...

as usual,Ive no words! very impressive!

nima said...

Mini...awesome as always...

Suhasini said...

Hi Mininess..all of them are winners but the blue towel is my most favv... gosh cant imagine how it wud enhance the beauty of any bathroom..yes the purple laced towels stand next with the rice beads u used as pollen.. too sweet.. love it.. my kiddo wud grab it..Great job.. shows your passion and patience in turning them to wonderful pieces of art.. Awesome!!!
Love ya
Suha

MiniBinoy said...

thank you all so much for the lovely comments.your comments motivate me a great deal..:)

RamunÄ— said...

wonderful work

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Lisa said...

Very pretty! So many different beautiful patterns and colors!

Hana Atif said...

Oh yes it has been a long post, but i am totally amazed with the wonderful towels...next time i visit oman, i am definitly am getting stocked up!

love
Hana
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Sapna Anu B.George said...

Superb collection.....Mini, please make it more commercial, and i am sure 100s will buy it from you

Hani@Craftionary said...

Wow Mini The blue one at the top is my favorite.. I see how you enjoy collecting all the pretty things for home.. :)
I also want to hug you for the shout out about my friday fun party on your awesome blog. Your such a sweet heart.. :D
Take care
Love
Hani

Sunitha Philip said...

Hai Mini,
So pretty....you are so creative.

Sunitha

Mira said...

Hi Mini, thanks for dropping by my lounge :-) Here I am in your trove on a treasure hunt! superb blog. Seeing the latest post (towel work)...elegant..awesome! Is there any tutorial you have given on this beautiful work on towel. I am yet to explore your trove further...so will be dropping in frequently :-)

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