Friday, December 3, 2010

Um. Which Way Is up? (Oh, And Last Chance EVER EVER EVER EVER For Tea Towels)

As a measure of how much life is Fly By the Seat of Pants, I am counting down the days to the end of next Saturday. After next Saturday everything slows down to manageable. I’m typing that with a wry sort-of-smile (barely concealed panic), cos I haven’t considered Christmas.

Breeeeeeeathe...

Between all the work and commitments bizzo, there are moments of snatched sanity. I have become one determined crochet-while-walking person. Especially after the middle kid went to Joey Scouts and the visiting policeman told them all about the evils of using mobile phones while driving – even at traffic lights. After that, the Middle asked if crocheting half a row at the longest ever traffic light intersection in Melbourne, wasn’t just as bad as chatting on a mobile phone? I stand oh, so berated. No more kids on green light watch, (sob). Passenger seat transit craft only, (double sob).

Which is how I travelled to my sister’s to celebrate four family birthdays last Sunday, stabbing fingers with a needle whenever the Mr drove over a speed bump, while making a Mouse-Which-Let’s-Face-It-Looks-Like-A-Mole.



When we arrived at our friends’ house for dinner that night, Chilli the Cat, their newest family member, seemed generally unperturbed by her Mouse/Mole/(Pig With Whiskers?) Welcome Home! gift, being somewhat more distracted by the showered adoration coming from my cat-deprived anklebiters.



Last Saturday’s Daylesford Makers Market was a lovely one – thanks to pop-in visits by bloggy favourites and my star Mum coming along for the ride. I have been wiped clean of tea towels and since then have received five emails requesting purchasings. Partly because I don’t need much excuse to dive into some therapeutic screenprinting, I will be producing a small and VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY last run of ‘T is for Towel’ and ‘Wash The Dishes’ next Friday. If you know someone who might like to spend their time drying dishes while guessing the 48 images that start with ‘T’...



or are a dab hand at simultaneous dish drying and handstands...



...then best email or comment and let me know. The tea towels are 100% linen, cost $15 plus $4 postage (I’ll do you a fab deal on posting multiples) and will be packaged and sent out on Monday December 13th. And that, as they say, is that.



This attention deficient crafter is moving away from the kitchen sink.

PS. Here’s to a whole lot of breeeeeeeathe... this weekend!

39 comments:

One Flew Over said...

That is the cutest mouse...too good for a new kitten to maul!

x

Andi said...

Admit it ... you're clever!!

bec said...

Haha, the crazy things we do at the lights! I'm exactley the same....(except I knit bikini's haha)

Michelle said...

Oh, it bites when the kids start to learn things that make them question you. "But Mum, bedtime is 7 o,clock and that clock says 6.30....."

Catherine said...

Can I put in an order for three of your "T" tea towels ? It turns out that printing with a 3 and 1/2 year old leads to even more limited print runs, and we may need to diversify for our present wrapping and giving options!

Fer said...

Goody goody goody! I've been wanting a "Wash the dishes" tea towel for a while, so put me down for one please!

Yep... breathe.... cup of tea and/or big glass of red.... :D

Lola Nova said...

I'll trade you a half a row at a red light for a half round waiting for the bell at school pick up.

I've heard that breathing is generally a pretty good idea, breathe on!

Christina said...

Breeeeeeeeathe sounds good. I think I'll have to focus on that.

Amanda said...

I love your mouse even if he has a bit of mole in him. I bet after the distractions were gone he became kitties best friend...

P.S Our dryer recently broke, and I have spent the better part of a week scrounging around for undies. Every time I do I think of your posts of doing the same. Puts a smile on my face when I would otherwise be cursing up a storm :P

quirkygranolagirl said...

i've been drooling over your T is for towel *forever*! and, i just got the hubby on board. but, shipping is international. would you pretty please (with sugar on top) print one for me?

Anonymous said...

Hi Tarn,
That mouse is gorgeous, too cute to be a mole! Hey I would love to order two 'T' Towels (Mum has had her eye on that one) and the other would make a fabulous Kris Kringle gift) and one wash the dishes..'t' towel.
Cheers, Love and Kisses
Happy Belated birthday to your Mum too!
Love Jen xoxo

Jodie said...

Can I get 3 "Wash the dishes" tea towels please? Cheers, Jodie

sophie said...

I am in complete date denial. I refuse to believe it's December because if it's December then I am really busy, and I am already too busy to be busy, if you know what I mean...

The mouse looks like a mouse and is the sweetest little mouse ever. I love, love!!

Please could I have 2 tea towels, one of each? That would be fab. Could you email me an invoice?

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Breathe. Yes - good plan, you should do that.

Last run of these - cos new designs are in the works, or are you just over tea-towels?

Sounds like maybe you cleared more than 50p at your LAST market!

Cheers,
AJ

flowerpress said...

Luckily I have my T Towel safely tucked away, smug grin, hope the deadlines fall into place :-)

Sarah said...

I do hope you find some breathing-space over the weekend! Pig with whiskers - hilarious! He is a very cute mouse and a very lucky kitten.

Hayley Egan said...

One of each please, If you can be bothered shipping to Spain. I will of course pay special spanish shipping.

teddybearswednesday said...

I already am lucky enough to have both.
I love the mouse, and like it's moleness, as I'm very very fond of Moles. I think you should call him/her Mole. OH xo

Nikki said...

Biiiiiiig breeeeeeeathe..... atta girl!

(Remind me to do a bit of that occasionally, too).

I'm not thinking of xmas until I absolutely can't avoid it another minute. Survive the next few weeks... that's the plan!!

Maggie said...

I would also like to order one if each. We just celebrated our second wedding anniversary (cotton) and I only bought the mister a pair of earings to give me - totally not on theme. I know the tea towels are linen but he wont know the difference.
Also love the mouse tail, is it crochet?

zofia said...

Classics. I need one of each! Please?
(I recall spending a fair whack of time trying to decipher those Ts)

Kylie said...

Love the mouse and so happy for you that the markets went well :) Hope the weekend's restful for you. Kx

Liz said...

Love, love, love the mouse.

Also, I would love 3 x "wash the dishes" tea towels, if you have room to make them... (I knew I should have bought them ages ago!)

sillykittyish at gmail dot com

xx

Stomper Girl said...

Yes, please breathe and slow down otherwise you might make the rest of us (okay, me) look like such under achievers! Meanwhile I totally want to order the Wash the Dishes teatowel and ask (politely and quite happy to hear no, will still buy it) if you'd do it other colours ... :-)

Megan said...

the mouse is definitely very mousey and not at all moley! and can i please put in an order for 2 wash the dishes tea towels? i have loved that print for ages and if this is the last evereverever well i just have to get two. they do appeal to the inner child. thankyou muchly! (are you regretting your call for orders? your workload has increased significantly since offering it!) good luck with getting it all done, i know how you feel but in a completely uncrafty way because i've just finished writing school reports. 34 of them. PHEW! but oh wait, now i have to do christmas creating too!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

That's definitely a mouse . And I should know , having seen the odd one in my time .( No , I didn't jump on a chair and scream . I chased it with a broom and swore .)
Sad to hear about the closure of your deservedly popular t-towel dept. What are you moving on to ?

NessaKnits said...

That MOUSE is so cute and keep breathing! LOL at questioning crocheting at traffic lights! The cop must have been having a snicker ...

Mel said...

Amen to the breeeaaathing space sister! I am kicking myself that I didn't know the Daylesford thingo was on last weekend! Surely I could have whizzed down from where I was? Bugger.

Oh and that is so totally a mouse. I'm sure that tail has been played with a lot since it was gifted!

linda lum debono said...

Have you sold out? I'd love one of the T is for Towel.

Please let me know!
Linda

www.lindalumdebono.blogspot.com

Madeline said...

It's somehow comforting to know that there is someone on the other side of the world who crochets at stop lights (or at least used to).

Mystica said...

Those are so pretty. It would make the whole washing up thingie worthwhile! Pick me though this is my first visit to your blog!

Linda said...

I soooooooooo nearly bought one of each at Daylesford last weekend and instantly regretted not doing so upon leaving...

Put me down for one of each please!!!

Linda

Patchwork and Play said...

Great T towels- wash the dishes, dry the dishes, empty the dishwasher please!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Could I order two of the Wash the Dishes and one of the T for teatowels pls. They are fantastic..You can email me payment details at sally.white@ruralpress.com

Anna said...

Oh how I would love one of each ... however, due to a certain someone's less than perfect table manners I'm pretty sure they would come to a very sad, very banana and pear puree stained end :(

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

I love those towels!! Very creative.

Victoria said...

I'd love a wash the dishes, dry the dishes one - australia based.

Shannon said...

Can i really not get one anymore?

Angie said...

Not sure if you recall where you bought your linen tea towels from but if you do & you're happy to share I'd love to know. I'm thinking of starting the Christmas presents early this year and the ones I bought from you have lasted really well.