Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Strawberry Jam Cover and Tea Towel

Good afternoon! Thank you coming by for a visit and for the comments on the blueberry pie. Sadly, it is all gone now. :0)

Jar cover
I have been in an extra crafty mood lately and I must have berries on my mind. I made this strawberry jam cover from felt and it was a lot of fun. My friend, Clarice made a lovely rose version. I know a lot of you are making homemade strawberry jam this time of year and a jar with one of these covers would make a great Christmas gift!

Strawberries
Tiny strawberries with french knots.

Strawberry
And another strawberry on top. Please visit Luckykate Crafts for the great tutorial.

Towel
I was also looking through my fabric stash and came across a small strip of strawberry print that I've had for at least 10 years.

Towel
I paired it up with some red and white polka dot fabric and sewed it to the bottom of a white kitchen towel.

Towels
Thank you for taking a look!

53 comments:

Pink Slippers said...

I love finding treasure in my own home. Ones that were forgotten about. Then they are new all over again. What fun! Hope you are enjoying the sunshine!

Julie said...

Your cover and dish towel are so cute. I'm always so inspired when I read your blog. Thanks for sharing. Julie

Jodi said...

You are in a strawberry mood, aren't you. :o) Lovely ~ lovely!

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

Both these crafts are gorgeous. I agree the strawberry jam craft would make a wonderful Christmas gift. Thanks for sharing the link!

Jessica said...

Hi Kelli,

My sister-in-love named her farm, 'Strawberry Hill' many years ago when they moved in. Your lovely jar decor is just the perfect summertime gift for her so I'll be checking out the tutorial.

By the way, your handwork is very nice.

Thanks for sharing another sweet treat.

Terri said...

Kelli, that is so adorable! You are very talented and I'm always so impressed at your crafts. Great job!

Jen said...

I love it. It is so cute....and the polka dots are really cute too.

crystal said...

So cute! I love stawberry stuff. Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

Katy said...

I love the things you craft and make Kelli!!! You are so talented!!! :)

I have to tell you...your comment on my blog this evening about made me fall off my chair...you said that i inspire you....and you know what?? LOL...YOU inspire ME!!! You are always doing such lovely crafts and your posts are always just so beautiful! I love reading your blog too!!! Thank you for the sweet comment and it is wonderful getting to know you!!! :)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Thanks for the visit and your kind comments!!

Love your Jam Covers...very creative...and I've always LOVED french knots!

Jan

Mrs. H. said...

The jam cover turned out just precious! Love, the dishtowel, too. :-)

Barbara H. said...

Those are both so cute! I am thinking the dish towel idea would be a sweet way to customize bridal shower gifts.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh how cute. You are so creative! I love them.
Smiles,
Sherry

The Berry's Patch said...

You are so crafty. Where do you find the time. It seems like each and every time I visit, you have made something beautiful or cooked something delicious! Are you super women in real life? You can tell me, I won't tell anyone. ;-)

teacupsandpoodles said...

Hi Kelli,
How cute! You are so talented!
Mary Ann

Charlotte said...

The strawberry things as really cute. I would love to have a piece of that blueberry pie. Yummy.

PEA said...

What??? I come back from visiting my sons and now there's no more blueberry pie left??? Aaarrggghhhh!! hehe It sure looked good...our wild blueberries are now in season so hopefully there will be a nice day when I can go pick some.

Your strawberry jar cover is just precious, what a fabulous idea. I also love what you did with the dish towel:-) xoxo

Storybook Woods said...

Oh Kelli, your strawberry cover turned out so perfect. Just charming. Now I have to make one. xoxoxox Clarice

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

What wonderful crafts you create, you are so creative Kelli and generous in sharing your ideas. Thank you!

Persuaded said...

verrrah verrrah cute indeed! i adore making things out of felt:)

bj said...

I love the strawberry covers...sooo cute. And the dish towel really turned out great. Wish I could sew but...just can't. I'm not crafty at all and am in awe of those that are!
love, bj

Huskerbabe said...

What an elegant towel! And so simple too. Love it!
The jam cover is just too cute.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Kelli, these are wonderful! Wouldn't something similar make wonderful gifts to give? I'm going to add them to my gift basket list. Thank you!

Wanita said...

You are so talented, Kelli! The jam cover and towel are both wonderful.

Susan said...

Those are so cute! I love the towel. I have a thing for cute kitchen towels...I'm always collecting them.

Simply Heart And Home said...

You are so berry talented and an inspiration! :)

Blessings to your day

Gina

LBP said...

Really cute! I love the dish towel.

Blessings

Linda

Cindi said...

Hi Kelli!

I found your blog last week and I LOVE it!

By the way, I left you something on my blog.

Heather said...

Very sweet Kelli! I love to dress up my jam jars for gift giving, so this will be a nice addition to my options! Last year I used pretty scrapbook papers and made fancy labels for the tops - that was fun too!

Melissa Wertz said...

Very sweet and a wonderful gift idea!

Mommy said...

You're so Clever! Very Sweet! :)

Cris said...

Your work is so beautiful and I love coming here to learn new crafts and recipes you post. My bloglines is showing I have missed 13 posts of yours, time to catch up Kelli. Have a nice day! xoxoxo

Needled Mom said...

Very clever ideas for strawberry season. Wouldn't they make lovely gifts?

ivoryspring said...

Simply beautiful! I love your jam cover!!

mamabear said...

Kelli, seriously - you are the craftiest person I know! You make the cutest things! And you are a true inspiration to me. You can give Martha a run for her money. :-)
I love the jam topper, and the towel edging. I have quite a bit of odds and ends fabric in my stash, and now I know what to do with it. Thanks for the great ideas.
~dawn

Heather said...

That is SO CUTE!!!!! I just made the best strawberry~peach jam this week, so I will have to give that a try. I love your towel!!!

Love, Heather

Sandra said...

I LOVE it, I'll have to give it a try :)

Katy said...

Wow...I just have to say, Kelli, you get an amazing number of comments on your posts!!! That is FANTASTIC!!! :)

You asked how Madelyn's hair was goign to be done for the wedding...actually, i don't know! LOL My aunt is a beautician..and is helping do all the bridesmaids hair....so she will be doing M's and I think we may do half down and half up cute with curls all over..and she even has this sweet tiara to wear that the bride to be got her!! :) I think Madelyn is going to have a hard time remembering this isn't HER wedding! LOL
How fun we are doing similar things this weekend!!! LOL I hope it is GREAT for you! :)

Carla said...

How sweet! The small details really make the difference!

Judy said...

I used to give strawberry jam as teachers gifts for Christmas. The jam covers would have been an added bonus.

Julie said...

You are so industrious! And in that Texas heat, wow. Don't you ever get lazy?

Dee Ann said...

That is just darling! I love it!
Dee (www.Xanga.com/GraceatHome)

Debbie said...

You seem to have the greatest ideas and such wonderful recipes. I am planning to try the oven baked ribs. They look absolutely delicious!

Cookie Sunshine said...

This is so sweet and so inviting.
It's always a pleasure to stop by and visit.

Cookie

Sharon said...

What a great idea to use felt for jar covers! :) Thank you for sharing!

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful -- and I did recognize the inspiration of Clarice. Love the towel too!

Tracy said...

Very cute! I am loving all the ideas. :)

Kelly said...

I love all these, from the aprons to the jam cover to the towel....they are all adorable!

Love
kelly

Kathy said...

LOVE your little strawberry jam cover with the french knots! I might have to make jam just to make some of those!
Kathy

Kelly said...

Kelli,

Those are adorable! What sweet little gifts!

Amanda said...

Oh that is just too cute! I love the rose one too!

Farrah said...

Those strawberries are absolutely darling!

Saskia said...

i have been looking quiet a while for a nice way to dress up the strawberry jam jars so i can use them as give a away and this is perfect!!
Can´t wait to make them.