fabric napkins

I started making some fabric napkins while my quilt fabric was in the wash the other week. I always think that we use too many paper towels, so I hope that having a whole bunch of fabric napkins on the table will help. Also, there is the pretty factor!

I originally wanted to do a running stitch along the edge (like these beauties), but a zig zag stitch added a nice bit of flare. I made a teeny tiny hem, so I think it will hold in place a little better this way.

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So far, they are holding up well after going through the wash, and they add some pretty color to the table!

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wedding project: wedding bells

My ma has this really big bell. So big it is mounted on a big post. We decided that when we said I do, someone needs to ring the “wedding bell”. GET IT??

So we also made little miniature versions for all the guests to ring. They are just little scraps of leftover fabric and ribbon, tied onto wooden dowels. It took me some hunting to find some suitable bells that weren’t too big, still made noise, and didn’t cost a fortune. Once they were done, we stuck them all in a little flower pail and added a sign. We saw lots of the little ones running around with them after the ceremony, and at the end of the night, everyone rang them as we drove off together.

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wedding project: fabric ribbons

These ribbons are only if your wedding guests are the very best, like ours were. I started making them as a busy project a couple months beforehand. It was one of those instantly gratifying projects. I first got the idea when I made this ribbon for my ma. And my ma is always my inspiration.

I took some leftover fabric scraps from some other wedding decorations, and I made a million yo-yos. I then scrounged up some felt in coordinating colors, and glued on the extra bits. I attached a pin back to the back of the ribbon.

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On wedding day, we put them all in berry baskets by the wedding programs. It made me very happy to see everyone wearing them!

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some hearts

I am so happy it is the weekend. Some weeks just suck all the life out of you. I am glad to have a few days of calm to recharge my heart again.

pinkhearts(some hearts I was making to add to my bracelet collection)


A sea of fluorescent lights

This Sunday we went to Joann Fabric store to re-stock The Girl’s craft supplies and we were walking around and for some reason I decided to look up and realized just how many lights there were! It was like looking into a sea of fluorescent lights that went on forever and ever.


finished product

I have been working on this project for a while. I call it a “fabric art” piece. I used it to practice my embroidery. And to prove to myself that I can sometimes make the things that I picture in my head.

I am pleased with how it turned out. I am going to hang it on the wall with pride.


embroidery practice

I really want to be good at embroidery. So I have been practicing on what I am calling a fabric art piece. I am pretty excited about how it will turn out. I am also pretty stoked to be an awesome embroidering grandma someday.


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