11 March 2007

Placemat & Napkins 1

Placemat & Napkins 1
Originally uploaded by ndmiller.
A good friend of mine got married over Christmas. I found this beautiful set of turquoise Chinese bowls to send to him and his new bride. Then I decided to get creative and make a set of napkins and placemats out of the Amy Butler book to go along with the gift. It took a little longer to make them than I had anticipated. So here they are a couple of months late.

I really like the fabrics I chose but I had a hard time making the placemats turn out totally square and getting the Timtex to lie flat in them. I think I'll make another set for us with reds and greens sometime soon.


Sarah said...

I think you are the Sewing Goddess. I seriously am in awe with all of these things you make. I love all of them!!!! You have to start selling some of this stuff.

Deb said...

Thanks for the compliment, oh Domestic Goddess! A couple of people have asked me about selling stuff. I wouldn't mind selling a piece or two here or there, but I have no intention of making quantities of things to sell.

First of all, I don't think I could actually make any money doing it when supplies and time are factored in. And second of all, I don't want to feel like I HAVE to make things. I want it to be a creative release...a way of resting. But, if you've got an idea for something you can always float it by me and you never know what kind of package might show up in your mailbox :)

Cottonista said...

Very cool and sophisticated, Deb! Placemats and napkins are fun to make and give, and I wouldn't have thought of putting them with matching tableware as a gift.

Kristi said...

Lovely, I am planning on creating my own placemats myself. I like the color combo of the fabric you chose. Very nice.

Moxie said...

Very cool. I really like the color and pattern combinations.

Deb said...

Thanks for the placemat love!