Friday, March 5, 2010

‘T is for Towel’ Tea Towel (GIVEAWAY!)



Enough of this farnarkling around with the cloak and dagger bizzo. Tea towels were sent to my five fellow swappees earlier this week and postal disaster aside, I’m calculating the all clear.

Voila!



Forty seven silhouettes of stuff starting with ‘T’. Tempting though it was, I didn’t include the Alfred Hitchcock-esque take on ‘T is for Tania’ and try as I might, a tardis doesn’t work as a silhouette and when the friend with best intentions suggested a tetracycline molecule...well, that’s just silly.



So, anyway, most are straightforward.



But some require a smudge of lateral thinkery.



I happen to have a couple, printed on 100% linen, up for grabs.

To be in the draw for the first, simply leave a comment.

To also be included in the draw for the second, you’ll have to work (but I reckon odds will be glaringly in your favour). Email me direct at myrtleandeunice@gmail.com with your list of the forty seven ‘T’s. While they all look easy peasy lemon squeezy to me (ahem), I’m happy to publish clues on the off chance I’ve gone a tangent too far (a not unheard of phenomenon). Yell with any bafflement.



Open to one and all, entries close midday Melbourne time, Friday 12 March.



‘T’ is for GOTTA BE IN IT TO WIN IT!

PS. My hearty thanks to Sooz for the tea towel swappery organisation – can we do it again? Can we? Huh? Huh?

EDIT: YIKES! UM, THERE ARE ACTUALLY 48 SILHOUETTES (strange how I always saw toast and toaster as one).

108 comments:

ick and ooo said...

I love the fact that there is Tapir in there - the animal we most used to visit at the London Zoo.

Mary Ella said...

How clever, I would have to hang this in my little girls room- her name is Tilly and we love finding things that begin with T!!

Little Ted Canvas said...

This is great! Love that pic of it out on the line blowing in the breeze. Now I must get my thinking cap on...

Passionfruit Lane said...

wow..I love you work it's gorgeous.
you're so clever!!

crzylady said...

Well I have to have this towel because T is also for tracylea... I am off to work on the list!

Stomper Girl said...

I am definitely entering this twice, because I am in love with your T-towel.

Bianca said...

One of your tea towels may be just enough to inspire me to do some dishes! no promises mind, but if something is going to, your tea towls definately have the best chance, they are really really awesome.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

In all decency I must just say No Comment !
(Besides there are two that I couldn't identify if my life depended on it . But I love it .... another Design Icon ! )

Rosie said...

T-riffic!

Bianca said...

If you squint and look at it sideways, that tuu tuu could totally be a tyranosaurus terd!
Do I get extra points for number 48?

christine said...

Oooooo I do love a bit of a thinky game! And I must say this teatowel is just gorgeous! And red too - my fave colour!

Carla said...

Grrrr, two, I'm just missing two!!!! And I shouldnt even be here doing this, I've got a child to drop off at school LOL. Shall have to work on the last two when I get home.

The teatowel is gorgeous, such beautiful work.

Holly Jane said...

As a librarian, WANT!

Cindy said...

It is so gorgeous - i shall have my T-oes crossed. Hopefully I can pull the rabbit out of the hat and win - hee hee.

Sarah said...

The t towel is totally terrific. I love, love, love (with a capital t!)

Hayley Egan said...

Gorgeous :)

sue said...

It looks fantastic and in one of my most favourite colors too. I would have tried to list all the items but there were 1 or 2 I had no idea about!

Becky said...

Ooooh- A very clever Tea-Towel indeed. Im stuck on what the circle with the piece removed is... hmmm, shall e-mail you once I've got that one figured out :-P

A lovely little way to procrastinate! :-)

june at noon said...

It turned out so great, I love it! (Not to mention it would be perfect in my kitchen amongst some other red things.)

Vic said...

Tres AWESOME!

AND RED!

*scurries off to get the T's sorted...*

Kate said...

LOVE that t'towel sooooooooo much! Great work. I bet you were really good at that game 'hi my name is - and I like -'. With Kate there was nowhere to go after Koala and Kookaburra.

Cherry said...

Have emailed my best a(TT)emp(T)! See how we go. Excellent idea, would love to add it to my Murtle & Eunice Teatowel collection.

zofia said...

Love it!!!
Terrific Tea Towel.
You are clever.

Andi said...

You're a clever chicken!!!
I'll have the first one thanks.
(Can't be bothered to try for the second).
Andi :-)

Katie B. said...

Very cool! I love the twins. And triplets.

One Flew Over said...

My word...those are sensational!

Count me in for the first one...my brain just cannot do 42 things beginnning with T.

If you have any left over...send me a paypal invoice. Would love one of these and I hope you ae seriously starting to think about production.

Ah...Mothers day coming up...42 things that start with M.

My Mum always loves a good tea towel.

whitney said...

this is awesome!

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

What, no Thylacine?

This is a wonderful T-Towel

I am pretty sure I have identified all but the creature below the T-fish ;-).

Care to give any clues?

melissa said...

i love the towel - what a clever idea!
i'm so glad to see a tapir included, they're always my favorite at the zoo, but i don't think they get the attention they deserve.

Christie said...

I agree with Claire, where was the thylacine!?

You've really let us done on this one...

So much fun looking for all the T-words

Lady Bug Cat said...

Your T-Towels are specTacular!

ecoMILF said...

Those are amazing. Would love an entry... we'll see if I have time this weekend to write out all those T's for a draw in the second! xx m.

Cass said...

Wow fantastic tea towels Tania

Fran said...

Fantastic Tania - love the way your mind works! Almost there with the list............Terrifically Tough

red or gray art said...

Tania .it Turned out Terrific!!

Leonie Guld said...

Oh...I LOVE IT...L o v e IT!! Gee lady you are one smart cookie!!

ange_moore said...

Another great tea-towel creation - now to see if I can work out the 48items!!

Fer said...

You can never have too many tea towels, and this one's just triffic!

Becky said...

What a great Tea Towel! I will start the list and email soon :)

Linda said...

wow Tania you have done an amaaaazing job they are are so gorgeous and a fabulous idea too The red looks stunning

Anna Bartlett said...

Once again, fabulous idea! Am stuck on two t's - will have to involve the family...

Maggie said...

Terrific! I love it

Mama Mogantosh said...

Tania, this is totally terrific. I'd like to frame this one for the bedroom of my little Ted. Fingers crossed! (It's really gorgeous.)

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh stunning, what a gorgeous piece. Love Posie

kitty said...

Great design.
Too good to use as a tea towel.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Marvellous idea! Count me in for the first - thinking cap seems to be on strike:)

Kathy said...

I just love the T-towel! I sent you my list of 48 T's. I did get 48! (even though some might be far fetched)

A Peppermint Penguin said...

wow, you are clever. It looks fab. Although shouldn't the ink be Teal or Turquoise ;-)

I have Thought Terribly hard and emailed you my list. I had Trouble with Two or Three, but I Think I have made a decent guess at Them.

T - is for THANKS TANIA.

TTFN,
AJ

74 Lime Lane said...

Totally Terrific Tea Towel!
Would love to win one too!
Great work Tania. Starting work on the list.

Liz said...

I love it! Now just to decipher all the silhouettes :D

CurlyPops said...

Phew it took me a while, and after reading the comments I know I have one wrong.... and I obviously can't count - even with toast and toaster I still only got 47!

yardage girl said...

Brilliant Mrs T!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your T Towel Tania is most inspired! You always think outside the square.

Copper Patch said...

T-totally cool!
Love the drying implements :o)
Would love one. Thanks for your chance in the Giveaway.
Ab

Michelle said...

T'rrific! Off to work on my list.

Jo said...

Gorgeous design - has inspired me to do some teatowels myself. Won't be as lovely as yours though. Tough guessing the 48 T's....

Kylie said...

Just fabulous Mrs T :) Such a perfectly pithy idea and I'm so envious of your concise and beautifully executed tea towel. It makes all my agonising look totally ridiculous... and rightly so! You are the queen of the T :)) Kx

Tas said...

It's rather late so count me in for one entry and perhaps earlier in a day I will try to nut out a second entry!

Tanya said...

I love the Mr Tickle!

gill said...

love this tea towel - can i join in?? i'm in the UK??

gill

elizabeth said...

That was a blast! I just sent you my 48 (49) guesses via email, and here's my official comment for the other towel. Tho' I live all the way across the world and I'd understand if you don't want to ship a towel to Tennessee. Thanks for the fun! Love the idea and the towel!

Anna said...

How beautiful - and clever! Not sure if you ship to the US but I'd be honored to win this although I'm not sure I'd use it as a towel... I feel the need to frame that and hang in my soon-to-be new kitchen!

Jenny said...

gorgeous, if I don't win can you put some up for sale please!

Madeline said...

How cool! You are oh so very clever!

Hashi said...

I love love love T-towels, and this one looks terrific!

knitting sprouts said...

that is magnificent. absolutely magnificent.

knitting sprouts said...

that is magnificent. absolutely magnificent.

mpierce said...

"T"otally want this...

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I am keen, but I am gonna try and and get the 48 too! xx

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

I heart this T-Towel it's... Totally Terrific, Tops, Tantalizing and Trippy!
Sophie x

Caroline said...

Being a scientist I would have gone the tetracycline molecule, or maybe a tri-iodothyronine. Well, a girl can dream can't she? This one is terribly terrific though. Nice work. :)

janejennison said...

super cute!

Wehaf said...

I'm in the U.S., so I'm probably not eligible, but I love this tea towel and I wanted you to know!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Angie said...

Any chance to nab a M&E t-towel!

I'm still waiting for the M&E shop to open, you would be kept busy just selling t-towels!

machen und tun said...

how lovely those towels are!! i especially love the beetle :-)
thanks for the great give-away,
claudia

slowinsydney said...

Just tops!

Gina said...

Gobsmacked with your brilliance. So much that I'm even going to be a giveaway floosy and enter, and tweet and change my name to Myrtle and become your follower AGAIN. ETC.

Suse said...

I kept trying to work out why a bat begins with T and then realised it's a tutu.

Love your work, woman!

JenMeister said...

I love it! Some of them are tricky, though ;)

REread said...

that's a lot of comments!!! would love to win this 'T' towel

m.e (Cathie) said...

tantalisingly terriffic Mrs T!!!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

This is the craziest thing! Asking us to identify 48/47 T items lmao... but you know we all will hahaha and It's red!! Thanks heaps for the extra bit of fun and brain thinkeringnessly stuff...that starts with T

xo Steph

Cute as Buttons said...

I am heartily embracing your new range of educational tea towels. Paddy's next letter is W...any chance you could whip one up on the weekend? Lisa x

Amanda said...

Terrific!!! Love it.

pinkfishbluefish said...

This is the coolest tea towel I've seen! Oh, I'd love you to just whip these up in each letter of the alphabet :) I'm loving what you're creating, keep it up please! Renae

craftschmaft said...

Tania you have put my tea towel effort to shame!!! Yours are, in a word, stunning.

Liam's Mummy said...

What a lovely T-Towel!

Ive sent you my guesses, it was great fun trying to work them all out.

Jo James said...

I'm madly in love with this towel! How warped is that? Please throw my name in the hat (even though it doesn't start eith T). I'll need some help from the chitlins naming the shadows (is that cheating?)

adrienne said...

Pure loveliness & good old fashioned fun.

jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Fun! I love tea towels. Probably more than I should.

Lyn Stewart said...

So many comments- such a cool t towel- so little time I could tee on for ever but love your site- so colourful -so inspired. I wish I could, I wish I would, you know the drill, I just wish....

Tanya said...

so nice to see mr. Tickle next to a tomato on a tea towel! great!

Narimasu said...

Love your 'T' towel. Everyone is loving towels around here these days.

Carmen Rigby said...

It's simply tea totally awesome!

trixi said...

A t-towel for trixi?

Melanie said...

So fabulous, I must put my name in the hat :) We had fun coming up with all the answers!

Leonie said...

Your teatowels are so fantastic! I love having a fancy, 'husband must never use' tea towel hanging on my oven door. Pop my name in the draw too. :)

elly bee said...

and what if I supply you with the dutch translations of all your T-words.... uh uh uh?

Elflyn said...

What a Truly Terrific T-Towel giveaway.
Please count me in.

Mary said...

You know you could do a series of these, feel an obsession coming on?

Sandrine said...

What a great Tea Towel!add some fun and everyone will want to do the dishes!Remind me of the fun video you posted the other day :)...however I am still working on getting the 48 right in any langage for me ;)

--ginger. said...

Speechless. It's so cute, I'm speechless

Jo said...

I entered the second giveaway already, but here is my entry here for good-measure. Excellent work.

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

I'm pretty sure I haven't already entered (definitely don't have the brain power today to guess the 48 images).

I'd love to give one of these to my sister (who's name begins with T {and no, she's not pictured}, and who generously gave me a bundle of about 6 screen printed tea towels just before xmas)

Beautiful work, T.

quirkygranolagirl said...

your towel is drop dead amazing!

Julie said...

Top T Towel: Ten fingers crossed!

Dolores said...

TTTTTTTHIS TTTTTTTTTO
meeeeeeeeeeeee

please - so nice!!!
and I pay for shipping this lloooong journey to me - of course!

Bellgirl said...

Oooh there's still time fr me to go into the draw for the first one, hooray! It was lovely to meet you last night and good to know that the trees in your street will be warm this winter ;)