Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Diner Napkins

I bought this napkin holder to sell...  But now I'm not selling it.  I had a free hour to sew, Sam was watching Luna and I made these napkins.  Sam asked why I was choosing to make napkins, and not the 5 other things I should have been working on.  Like gifts, or stuff for farm chicks.  Well, sometimes I just need some instant gratification.  I pictured pulling cloth napkins out of this holder and I just had to do it right then.  I love this fabric.  It was one of my favorites and I was going to hoard it.  I'm so happy I decided to use it to make some napkins.  This way I'll get to see the happy fabric every day.  I think I'm going to be making more from my favorite fabric.  I must admit the first time I have really messy hands I  may not want to wipe for fear of staining these.  I'm sure I'll get over that soon.  And that is why I need to make many more.  If one is ruined no big deal.  Practical sewing is so satisfying.  I love the little star on it, it makes it a little homier than just the plain jane ones.

I also made a few bibs for friends with this fabric.  Baby items are also satisfying to make- quick, easy, and oh so cute.
Tell me, are you making anything lately?  And what are some good fun easy projects to use up your favorite fabrics?

6 comments:

♥ Carrie Shan said...

What a great idea! I would have never thought of putting cloth napkins in a dispenser. So cute. I ♥ it!

ness said...

Very cute-love the fabric!

Amanda said...

Great use of the fabric lying around. I love the diner napkin holder too.

Funky Junk Antique Show said...

I love it!! I've never seen a napking holder with a star...I bought one for my very first booth=)
Super cute fabric!!
Hollie

Cottage Mommy said...

What a great idea! And that is one cute napkin holder! That would be a really fun thing to sell at F.C....(with the cloth napkins).

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