Tea Towel Calendar

Blog friends. They are real friends. And I have been blessed to make a few very special ones. One of my blog friends, Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts, had this beyond-fantastic collaboration idea: 2010 calendar towels with exclusive graphics, dollar store materials and an easy tutorial. And because I thought it was a brilliant idea, I was more than happy to create the original digital illustration and design for a project we could both share with you.Click on the two calendar images below to download the PDF files and then go right over to Dollar Store Crafts for Heather’s tutorial on making sweet towels and wall-hangings using inexpensive materials. We think these will make the very best holiday gifts for your hostess, neighbor, kid’s teacher, and even for your own charming kitchen.
NOTE: When trying to download, if you get a “Google Bandwidth Exceeded” message, please try again, that just means the calendar download/image is getting too much traffic at once.Below is another image to download, print and fold to create a coordinating gift card.As I was working on this design, I thought it would be nice to finish off the fun with a sweet friendship graphic for your blog. Email one to your own special blog friends along with a link to this awesome post I found yesterday on Edie Wadsworth’s blog, life in grace.

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46 Responses to Tea Towel Calendar

  1. #1 - Julie says:

    Cathe–you're just amazing! So glad I found you a couple of weeks ago! Thank-you for being so generous with your creative gifts–I've already placed your "Blog Friends…" graphic on my sidebar–I love it! Love the teatowel project, too–thanks for all you do! Hope you have a beautiful day!

  2. #2 - Betz White says:

    Wonderful sentiments and beautiful graphic! Thanks so much, will def. pass along!

  3. #3 - blair says:

    Wonderful! I am posting a link to this on my blog!

  4. #4 - Juli says:

    Hi, I have spent the whole day reading your blog. Love it.

  5. #5 - Terry says:

    Love these graphics! Thanks so much! :0)

  6. #6 - jen says:

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE this! Thanks girls!

  7. #7 - Teresa says:

    Oh I do adore these graphics!
    So Swiss…or German!
    Love this style!
    And the Blog Friends button is just toooooo cute!
    Now I need to figure out how to grab it & email it with link to a friend!(new to blogging!)
    Love your blog Cathe!

  8. #8 - Elise says:

    I love it, Cathe! This IS perfect! I cracked up reading Edie's post… I'll definitely be passing out the link, today!!! BEEN there, baby! Wahooo!

  9. #9 - Teresa says:

    PROUDLY..just added your unique and lovely button to my blog!

  10. #10 - Evi says:

    What great ideas on your blog – I love the calendar.

  11. #11 - Cre8tivegirl says:

    This is a great idea Cathe, I'll be sure to share it!

  12. #12 - teena says:

    How fun! What a great gift this would make for my Mother-in-law! She is literally OBSESSED with tea towels 🙂
    Thank you for sharing!

  13. #13 - Valerie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the fun graphic with us! I posted it on my sidebar so all of my blog friends would know how I felt about them. 🙂

  14. #14 - BabyBokChoy says:

    I just discovered your blog and I have to subscribe via google reader IMMEDIATELY. This is simply an amazing blog, I am totally BLOWN away!

  15. #15 - Country Dreaming says:

    You are very talented–very cool ideas.


  16. #16 - sweetjeanette says:

    You are awesome! Thank you!


  17. #17 - Westside Wedding says:

    This is so creative & cute!! I love the graphics! Thanks so much!!

  18. #18 - bikim says:

    Great idea!
    Take care,

  19. #19 - Cheryl says:

    wow this is amazing hun love that image for the blog,so kind of you to let us dispaly it on our blogs,and will place it with pride on my side bar then when the nasty blog decective pays me a visit he can see my friends are all genuine,take care hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  20. #20 - Linda Greiss says:

    I just spent several hours perusing your blog. I had such a ball!!! Thank you for all your wonderful posts and sharing so many wonderful projects and clip art!


  21. #21 - Sophie says:

    It's a lovely ideal..the card and the calendar..as always..
    Just want to let you know that you had become my inspiration through a lot of things..


  22. #22 - Tracie says:

    Very cool, thanks. I loved her Blog Friends post too. I put your Blog Friends graphic and link in my sidebar too. Thanks!

  23. #23 - FILIGREE MOON says:

    Fantastic! Adorable! Kind! Both of you deserve kudos on such a brilliant collaboration! So cheery! ~ Angela

  24. #24 - Amy @ Living Locurto says:

    Love this!

  25. #25 - My name is PJ. says:

    Cathe, this is a wonderful gift idea and the blog friend post/graphic is beyond sweet! You're always doing things for people…and people like me can't 'craft back at ya' to reciprocate. Just know I *heart* you and your blog. I sit down with coffee every single day and you are one of my favorite sites.

  26. #26 - Abbie says:

    Wow! this is sooo fabulous!! Thank you Cathe! Amazing, as always!

  27. #27 - Heather Irene says:

    Good to know that there is still a Heather Mann out there doing something fabulous! (That was my name until 2 months ago!)

  28. #28 - Nouveau Stitch says:

    Made the towel this morning…awesome. Thanks so much!!


  29. #29 - Mary says:

    The whole set is beautiful,Cathe. Thank you!

  30. #30 - Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    This is lovely! I took the button you made about blog friends and put it on my sidebar with a link to your blog. Thank you!

  31. #31 - Michelle says:

    I love your blog! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!

  32. #32 - linnie-818 says:

    My Mom's family is Hungarian and red and white cross stitch embroidery is very traditional. I love these. Thanks so much for sharing!

  33. #33 - Lisa says:

    love all you do, and love the red&white- That makes a beautiful Christmas color

  34. #34 - Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing!take care,kristianne25

  35. #35 - vintage girl at heart says:

    Just wonderful.. and you are so generous to share with us!!!
    I am so happy to have found you!!

  36. #36 - KatieB says:

    I downloaded the calendar graphic and have made three of the towels so far. I am embellishing them with hand embroidered details and when they are all finished, I would be happy to send you the pics of the completed calendars. Thank you for creating such a wonderful item.

  37. #37 - Jewls says:

    Thank you so very much. These are my perfect colours 🙂

  38. #38 - Penny says:

    Thank you so much for your brilliant downloads and generosity.

  39. #39 - Melissa Miller says:

    How sweet of you! This is beautiful. Thank you!

    I just adore your amazing and creative blog! I'll be back. 🙂

  40. #40 - thesleepyknitter says:

    Thank you for the lovely calendar!

  41. #41 - Rachel Ann says:

    Thank you for sharing this graphic! When I first saw it, I thought it was cute, but I'm not really into tea towel calendars. I kept it in mind and used it this morning to stencil / print onto a onesie as a gift for a friend. The design is perfect for stenciling since there are so few floating pieces. Thanks for sharing!


  42. #42 - Anonymous says:

    Oh how wonderful of you to do this. Thank you for putting this out there for everyone. I am hoping you are planning on making a 2011 edition for us. I am sure others are as well. Thanks again.

  43. #43 - Emily hooke says:

    I just found these and love them. Will you be making them for 2011? I would love to make them as gifts!

  44. #44 - Sandy says:

    I was trying to download your card for the tea towel calendar and it wont load. Could you send it to me plz? Love it.

  45. #45 - Victoria says:

    So sweet! I love this print!! I shared the printable card on my blog today: http://www.vixenmade.com/2012/12/fpf-christmas-card-printables.html

  46. #46 - Ellen Mais says:

    Is there any way to still get a download of the card? It is adorable but no longer available (April 2013)