“My second favorite household chore is ironing.
My first being hit on the head on the top bunk bed until I faint.”
Melissa has new dishes. I haven’t seen them yet but she has told me about them. She is planning a Christmas dinner. She wondered if I would make something for her. I said yes. What? Cloth napkins. Easy, I said. Well, her new dishes were blue and pink and striped and square and white and black and green and red. A very beautiful shabby chic set of dishes. So, she wanted to have cloth napkins just as “eclectically shabby” as the dishes.
I asked her if she wanted a color scheme. She said no. In fact, she wanted odds and ends. Just like the dishes. I reminded her that she would have to wash and IRON them after each use. Yes. She knew that. I cut the fabric 13×13. I zigged the edges and then turned the edges under. On some I added lace or trim On others I didn’t. I had just about given up finding something equally interesting to use for the rings. Then, I found these shower curtain hooks while walking through Target. Bling, bling ! They are just perfect. Most shower curtain rings are plastic or if they are interesting they aren’t circles. They just hook through. These rings have serious diamonds and lock closed.
I did have some scraps but I also had fun buying a few extra pieces of fabric. I love the Home Fabric Store which sells bolt ends. I made a beeline for sale bolts and bought 1/3 of a yard of several fabrics. I can make four napkins out of each 1/3 yard- cut because the fabric is so wide. On the average, each cut was less than $2.00.
I finished the napkins today. I ironed them so they looked nice and crisp and slid the napkin rings around them. On some of the rings I attached things. Like flowers. Red, blue, yellow, brown, black, pink. They are completely non-essential. That is why they are SO fun. Here you go, honey. Can’t wait to see your Christmas table !
“Coloring outside the lines is a fine art.”