Tuesday, May 15, 2012

{Handmade napkins}

Yesterday was the first day of my summer break! I spent my day at school and finished all the math/grading. Had a big salad and headed to the coffee shop and met with a friend. It just feel right about everything! I used to be so busy everyday then it is summer I am having much more time to sew and be home!  Do you remember my hexes I made 3 years ago? I never made the quilt! I have been saved these patchwork hexes and moved them with me. Once I was about to donate them to thrift store, but I kept them and glad I did! 

Do you agree it is dangerous when you have time and go {look} around fabrics? It is so dangerous for me. I can't recall that I don't bring any fabric home when I go to fabric store. I always get 1/2 yard of something that caught my eye!!  I found this birds print yesterday and knew that it would be perfect for the napkin project that I have had in mind. 

I used 30's reproduction for the print part and the kona for the solid. Each hex flower has a different personality: spring, summer, fall?? I fused sewable heating bone on the back of the hexes then iron on the linen. The hexes is 3/4".

 Saving these hexes for the future?!

 Each napkin turns out very sweet! I am attached to the blue hexes!

I ran out the bird print after I made 4 napkins. I am going back to the store and get more today. I have two more in process!


For the each corner, I used simple cross stitch to make it zakka look style!
 
These are great for simple summer project! Still many projects await me to finish!!  It is great that I am sewing every day now!

 It would be great if I can find 4 different napkin ring for each one of them! Time for tea??

Will be back with  {Take Three} soon!

xxC








19 comments:

  1. So sweet!! I love handmade napkins!

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    1. Thank you!! I am planning use these for tea time! xo

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  2. You did an awesome job and gives me an idea for a few of my random hexes.hahah.a.a
    I think the binding is perfect, birds and flowers so together!

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    1. Thanks! Don't you just love the little hexes?? I think they are just fun to play with!

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  3. These napkins are beautiful. I love that tiny cross stitch to secure the corners of the binding

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    1. Thank you!! I wanted to have a little hand touched to the napkins, since I used the machine sew most of it! The little cross stitches help out the zakka style look! xo

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  4. chase
    these are so cute. Did you use linen for the napkin? Also about how big did you make the napkins? We use cloth napkins at our house and I am wanting to make some for us.
    Happy summer break to you.

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    1. Julie, Yes! I used linen for the napkin! The size is 16" in squares. Thank you! xo

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  5. so gorgeous as usual Chase! love all of them! xx

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    1. These are simple to make and fun! Thanks, xo

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  6. Oh, not only are you glad you saved the hexies, but we, your faithful readers, are too! Lovely, very zakka napkins! But what do you mean about buying napkin rings??!!? You know you can make better ones than you can buy!

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    1. Hah.. Elnorac, you are sweet! These would be great for tea time!! The napkin rings... I am hoping to find some vintage metal vintage rings to go with these napkins. I though it might give some different look... I am not sure what that would be.. but I really would love to find some vintage napkin rings/ holders for these... fingers crossed! Hope you are getting back swing of things..:) xo

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  7. These napkins are so, so beautiful!! Love them!

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  8. WOw, these just get better and better! love them!

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  9. Nice....,I like handmade napkins. These napkins are very nice.

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  10. chase
    these are so nice. I used these for tea time.These napkins so nice.

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