Friday, July 16, 2010


Well, I am happy to report that after yesterday's post I actually completed a set of my cloth napkins! I have a terrible picture to share - I had to take it with my camera on my phone, since I am apparently out of batteries for my camera.

Cute though - aren't they?
I have to say that I think the whole cloth napkin phenomenon is funny - I guess all things eventually come back. My mom always used cloth napkins when I was a kid and I thought it was kinda weird because none of my other friends had cloth napkins when I went to their houses. Of course, she was just using them because 1. she could sew and most other moms we knew couldn't 2. she was saving money 3. we were homeschoolers - and yes, slightly out of what was "cool" at the time - and not because it was eco-friendly or whatever.

So, I was pretty happy with my accomplishment. I learned how to do mitered corners, which was exciting. I used this tutorial from Tammy's Times and discovered something that I assumed was difficult really wasn't too bad. =) Yay for me!

I have fabric to make two more sets of four napkins and hopefully I'll get around to those sometime soon. Now I'm off to get ready for work and maybe I'll get a chance to finish my book and start one of those washcloths I want to work on.

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Shanna Brooks said...

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Tiffany said...

Wow! Those are really pretty napkins, I would be afraid to use them. Do you sell them? Or make custom orders?

Elsie said...

Tiffany - I'm considering selling them in my Etsy shop. Keep an eye out in the next couple months and you might see some!

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