Friday, May 7, 2010

Homemade Dishcloths

While we were at the DI yesterday, I felt like I hit the jackpot in the fabric department!

I found bags of lace for $1 and $2 dollars, and bags of fabric for $1.

This is what I was able to do with what I bought:

Here is the process:

The dish cloths were 2 for $2 total, and they were brand new... never used!

I got all these bags of fabric. Each bag had 6 different pieces for $1 total, so that is basically $.17 each piece!

This is how they came:

There were 7 types of ribbon, and the bag was $1. So, that's basically $.14 each type of ribbon.

The lace had 7 different kinds for $2. So, that is basically $.28 each piece.

The red lace did cost more, and I hardly used any of it :)

I used a small amount of 2 pieces for the red bird, so I am counting $.32.

I used a small amount of one piece for the blue bird, so I am counting $.16.

I cut out a bird pattern I liked in the size I wanted, and used it to cut out the fabric.

Pinned everything in place.

Stitched everything in place, and zigzagged around the birds. I zigzagged the legs and beaks of the birds as well.

Here is the price break down (if my math is correct!):

Towel - $1
Bird fabric - 2 pieces at $.16 each = $.32
Lace white style - $.28
Lace (red) - $2

Total: $3.60

Towel - $1
Bird fabric - 1 piece $.28
Ribbon blue style - $.16
Lace white style - $.28

Total: $1.72
I am so excited to be featured on craft-o-maniac!


Unknown said...

THESE ARE TO darling and sweet! I FEATURED YOU ON MY CRAFT BLOG~ hope you don't mind! ;)

shelley said...

love, love, love applique 'stuff' !!

what a pretty gift to give for mother's days or any occasion :)

Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

Those are so pretty & sweet! Great job on making them on the cheap. :) By the way, your 1st photo with the mountains in the background makes me miss my mountains. Aaah... so beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend.


Jason & Emily said...

Those are soooo cute. I love that you go through and figure out EXACTLY how much each thing costs. That is the kind of stuff that I do and people think that I am TOTALLY CRAZY. It is nice to see that I am not the only one. Great Job!!!

Unknown said...

so cute, I love that you do the totals of things on your blog, I do that too :) so cute Risa!

Mindi said...

You DI has great stuff!! (So glad you mentioned this blog on your other one). I love to see what creative/crafty people are making these days.

You were always so good at seeing the potential of something... I admired that in you, since I have no such vision. :) I love your creativity! .. and envy your free time to work on such projects. Is that what it's like to have older kids?

What do you do with everything you make, btw? Do you use it yourself? Or pass along as gifts? I'm just curious.

I might be in your neck of the woods in July. If I can swing it, I'd love to drop by! Let's be in touch!

xo. Mindi

Unknown said...

These are just too cute! What a gorgeous gift this would make~

Wendy said...

You are the Queen of...everything cute and homemade! Those towels are adorable.

Jamielyn said...

This is super cute! I love it! I'd love for you to link up at sundae scoop.

Unknown said...

Such a great find and oh, what you did with it! Great dishcloths :)


Laura said...

I love these! They'd look pretty in my kitchen :) Thanks for linking to Saturday is Crafty Day!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love your dishcloths! And now I have fabric/lace envy. Such a great buy you found!

Anj said...

Darling! So springy!

So cause I heart your blog so much I gave you an award! I got one of those pass along blog awards today and your blog was the first to come to mind. If you'd like it stop by and snag it!

Nicole Maki said...

These are fantastic. I'm really inspired by your project and think these would make a wonderful hostess gift.

They'd also look cute in the kitchen.

Great crafting. Glad I found your blog.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

What an incredible find! Your towels are simply adorable! Love them! Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Cindy said...

I am so impressed with all your crafting. You are amazing! I will definitely be checking back for more cute ideas :)

Stephanie Cameron said...

Way cute!! I want to make some of my own!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Those are adorable!

Carlotta said...

Great finds and creativity! Please tell me, what is the DI?


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