Saturday, May 15, 2010

Place Mat Progress

Place Mats in Progress

Thus far, two place mats are almost completed and am diligently working on the third.  Once I add the white border, the place mats will look more "finished".  I am surprised at how quickly I am progressing (only began this project at start of May).  At this rate, I should be finished well before the end of June--plenty of time to weave in all those pesky ends. 

I've been mulling over the final gift presentation.  An inexpensive basket would be a lovely receptacle for all the handmade kitchenware.  Maybe I could line the basket with matching fabric and ribbon?  I do own a sewing machine and can sew a straight line--um, well sort of straight.  I suppose I could use pinking shears instead (I can cut straight lines on paper; not sure about fabric).

Dish Soap Apron

Of course I'm including some dishcloths and hand towels.  Perhaps even a bottle of enviro-friendly dish soap wearing it's own apron?  What else could I add?  Sponges?  Fridge magnets?  Any other ideas?  Maybe I need to wander up and down the housewares and linen aisles at my local Walmart . . .

Happy crafting :)


  1. I have a dish soap apron, and I love it. What about a soap sock?

  2. Thea, I'm not sure what a soap sock is . . . maybe I need to do a search over at Ravelry, LOL.

  3. What about adding some co-ordinating napkin ring holders? There's patterns for knitting them, but you could go with store bought as well. They are looking good!

  4. Wool-Free, I like the idea of napkin rings, although I'm not sure if I'd make them. Maybe I could also pick up some matching napkins . . . hmmmm :)


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