Because of that, I just created my newest, most favorite shop item yet. I actually love this more than anything I've created to date! They are vintage-inspired flour sack dish towels. I found a free vintage graphic from this site and knew it would be perfect for this. I had seen a bunch of old lobster shack signs, mostly hand-painted, and wanted to re-create something similar on a dish towel.
Of course, you can always use a cute dishtowel for table settings as napkins! Adorable, see? I suddenly want to have a big lobster boil in the backyard.
I am so happy with these that I decided to give them an entire post all to themselves. Please don't hate me for that. (grin)
I've printed these flour sack towels in a cherry bomb red ink which also happens to be my favorite color to use. As I was printing these, I had what I commonly refer to as "the tingle." That's the tingle that starts at the base of my neck as I lay them out all over the place to dry and whisper to myself, "Oooooh these are gonna be so cute!!!!!"
And because packaging is half the fun, I decided to make the packaging on these super special. Because I know y'all are putting together teacher's gifts and the like, these come wrapped in brown paper, sealed with a lobster graphic sticker (that seriously has no end of cuteness) and then tied with a generous length of red and white striped bakers twine.
Seriously, I die. And I seriously can't say "seriously" enough in this post. I mean, seriously.
So if you have any gift giving to do... or you just want to treat yourself...consider one (or several) of my new favorite item!
Is it just me or is bakers twine the most fun thing to wrap things with? It's seriously expensive. Seriously. (giggle) You can check out my shop and order your own flour sack towel, here!
And just out of curiosity, do you like lobster or not so much? I adore it and try to have it at least once a year. Are you brave enough to cook your own? They terrify me but I'm pretty fearless in the kitchen otherwise, so I just plunge them in. (I do make Adrain clean them though. He's a guy, so that falls under his list of given/unquestioned gross jobs like snaking the shower drain. Bwahahaha!)