Posts Tagged ‘napkins’

finished goods for the craft show

In the fall, I sent some of my scarves off to be sold in a craft show. Debbie and Helaine, the creators and facilitators of the craft show contacted me to let me know they were gearing up for their spring show, so I took stock of my ready-to-go scarves. They also had seen the tea towels and napkins I made this past Winter, and thought that these might do well at the show, so I made a few more! I used a lot of hope valley and modern meadow prints again. I also made some towels with matching napkins. These are fairly quick and easy to make. It’s nice to have some quick finish projects once in a while!

green tea towels

hope valley tea towels


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Catching up

Napkins and towels made for Karen's birthday

I feel like I’ve been catching up on everything lately- finishing up gifts for Christmas, catching up on family time, sleep, and reading. It’s nice to be on break now, and I’m hoping to use some of the time to blog about all of the gifts I’ve been making over the past few months.


To start, I made a set of napkins and dishtowels for my friend Karen for her birthday. Karen has great taste– her kitchen is bright and inviting, and filled with things like vintage teacups, a cheerful yellow kitchen-aid stand mixer, and accessories from anthropologie. I wanted to make her something that would fit with the feel of her kitchen, so I decided to go with bright and cheerful yellow and pink fabrics.

Pink + Yellow napkins

I read up on some napkin making tutorials before starting, and roughly followed the instructions written by Ashley from Film in the Fridge (except that I skipped the rick rack on mine). For the dishtowels, I followed my own pattern– I sewed together 3 inch blocks of fabric, folded the edges over and ironed them with a quarter inch tucked behind, and edge stitched along the strips of fabric to hold them in place. This was one of the most fun and gratifying projects to make, I’m glad I had such a good reason to sew these!

tea towels

I hope you like them, Karen!

I love towels.

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