Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cute & Useful Gift!

Gift-giving can be a real chore. But what if a gift existed that would fit every occasion? My answer would be that such a gift already exists...the lowly dishtowel!!! The dishtowel can be personalized to fit the occasion, they are pretty and are an inexpensive decorative item for the home, and most importantly, it is something that is definitely usable. We all would like to think that our gifts get used by the recipient. With a dishtowel gift, you can be guaranteed that the recipient will use it and will love it!

The Dishtowel Dame hopes to offer the Confetti line of zak!designs (colorful kitchen items) real soon. The Confetti line is made from recycled melamine. A small bowl with a dishtowel inside makes an affordable and fun gift. I have gifted some of my friends with these sets and they have been very well received. I first learned of the confetti bowl when my sister gave me an orange one at Halloween...I was so impressed with the fact that it was cute, and also by the fact that it was made from recycled materials. Check my Etsy shop in a couple of weeks, when the gift sets will be offered.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Welcome to My Blog!

I want to take a moment to welcome you to my blog and give a bit of the Dishtowel Dame's history. The whole idea began several years ago....I have always enjoyed embroidering dishtowels, from the time I was a kid embroidering the backstitch by hand, up to today, embroidering on my 15-needle commercial embroidery machine. I love color and design....it really is quite fun to choose or create designs for specific occasions, or just for no reason at all. Actually, for awhile, I would give a dishtowel to someone rather than a birthday card. (that has changed now that I also am into card-making...now the recipients get a card and a dishtowel) One day it struck me that a business could be created, with the sole product being a dishtowel. Of course I had to find THE towel, a FABULOUS towel that would meet my standards for quality. It had to be absorbent, colorfast, non-shrinking, lint-free and PRETTY!! The microfiber waffleweave towel that I offer meets all of these requirements. You will love it!

These towels make fabulous gifts. They can be customized for any occasion. They are decorative and very useful. I think people appreciate it so much when a gift is actually functional, and when it is pretty as well, then that is a bonus.

I love to embroider dishtowels (have I already said that?)....first of all, it is a flat item which makes it "embroidery-friendly". A dishtowel can be "presented" in various ways. I like to roll them up and tie with a ribbon. Or fold in thirds and tie with a ribbon. If you choose to give a gift basket the dishtowel can become the "star" item in the basket. The design on the towel can set the theme for the basket. I have some other ideas regarding basket gifts. Stay tuned and tomorrow I will talk about that.

If you have a moment, check out the towels currently available in The Dishtowel Dame's Etsy store. Remember, the towels can also be personalized. Generally I charge $5 for a name. If more text is needed, such as a date, or Congratulations , etc., we can always discuss the additional charge, before you purchase.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Here is a link to my Etsy store.