Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Darby Smart...Internet Rehab

I "needed" another hobby...

   I found Darby Smart on Facebook...
an organization that sends you a craft kit, once each month. 
Everything you need, to complete a different, fun craft 
comes in this cute box, every thirty days.

  My first kit included everything you need to make a set of 
Block Printed Tea Towels

 The kit included this linoleum block, you decide on the design.

I finally went with a knife, fork and spoon and drew the design
on the linoleum block.

Then the carving begins...not an easy task.

This was tedious but I took my time and I was happy with
the finished product. The hubs helped as well!!

Next came the scary part...the ink.
This sat on my kitchen counter for several days a week.
I knew once this part was done, it was done...
if I did not like it, I could not fix it.
I am working on myself, trying to rid myself of perfection fear.

Yesterday was the big day, I needed wanted this post for today,
so I had to ink those babies!!

The towels had to be ironed first...
crap, I hate to iron.
I don't even know why I have one, but good thing I do.

It went very well and I am very happy with the results.

Two, perfectly beautiful Tea Towels

Totally unnecessary but pretty to look at!!

So what have my blogging friends been creating lately??

Sharing today's entry with
Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose
Stop by and say Hi!
There are lot's are very talented people there!!

The cost for this subscription is $ 38.00 for three months 
and I received an additional month for free because I had a coupon code.


  1. Hello Debbie, you are so craftsy... your project turned out great.. I think you would excel at anything you do! Cute towels.. Have a happy day!

  2. Oh what a fun idea. I love your towels :)

  3. WOW I am impressed they look fantastic and I cannot believe it required the hard part of ironing and you did it:) Great job. This sounds like a fun project a month. Have fun in your spare time with knitting:) Hug B

  4. Oh this is perfect, personalized home design. It feels much better to see that decorative elements at home is home-made :)

  5. ah...perfection fear...that's what you call it. I call it procrastination ;O)

  6. Debbie, those are so cute! You have such creativity, and I'm very glad you share with us. :)


  7. You did a beautiful job! Love the finished product! I have been working on creating a family history database and website--not exactly a craft (I'm not the craftiest person), but it does involve some research!

  8. Fun and fabulous, my friend :) And how fun to get a box of crafting goodies every month. I think I NEED to check it out... okay, maybe WANT is the correct word :)

    Thank you for sharing at ROI - you inspire me, Debbie. Hugs to you!

  9. They ARE perfectly beautiful! You made a lovely set of tea towels.
    Have a wonderful day!

  10. You did a great job! And the design is perfect for the kitchen!

  11. That is the coolest idea ever! And, your towels are so stunning. Great job.
    Hugs, latane

  12. oh, my goodness! they turned out really cool! i think that craft-in-a-box idea is a very good one!

  13. Debbie, they are seriously freakin' FAB!
    xxoo, m

  14. They are GORGEOUS!!! I wish I could do something like that, but the wonky hand would not cooperate. I just love what you did, you clever girl!

  15. How fun!!! You find the neatest things Debbie!

  16. Wow, this is fun. Lovely design too. My daughter gets a package once a month (Birchwood) I think it's called, but it's girly stuff, make-up, lotions, nail polish and etc. But a craft a month, we'd welcome that too! This one would be great to do with the grand-delights too. Really keep them busy!

  17. Birchbox is the correct name! They have one for men too.... hey a fun Father's day idea, for hubby. Just thought of that.

  18. What a neat surprise to get delivered to the house every month! Love your towels.

  19. The towels look fantastic! Being a perfectionist does bring a halt to creativity, doesn't it?

  20. Those are great! I think you did a great job with the carving. I've gotten kind of obsessed with Aran crochet and am making yet another shawl. I am really enjoying it.

  21. Those tea towels look wonderful!!! And if you wanted, I bet you have enough ink left to make another pair, or two...
    You have hardly any snow!!! How much of ours do you want?
    You are lucky that hubs reads your blog - mine hardly ever looks at it - something about ubiquitous flowers...

  22. You have that quality of being graceful & stylish. Love the tea towels. Beautifully photography as all your pictures.

  23. what a cool idea. i love it. i love the towels. i hope it will always peak your interest. i can't wait to see what you will have next month. fun, fun, fun!!! ( :

  24. This is such a cool idea. A new craft each month.

  25. These are beautiful! I may have to look into subscribing!

  26. Oh! Well done! All I've done is turn a t-shirt into a blouse. I wrote a post about it and it should go up next week sometime.

  27. I like, Debbie.Quedan well !!!

  28. ok. I looked at this the other day - and was in AWE!!! I just love the way they turned out! And a kit a month...what a fun thing! I'm particularly impressed that you were able to carve that design yourself - that's not a bit easy! Also, I know what you mean about inks. I don't use a ton of stamping with my scrapbooking - more when I make cards or invitations...but it's hard to take the plunge and ink up. Something so "unfixable" about a bad result. Those towels came out great!