Monday, December 2, 2013

Anything but a card....

Friends of Speedy TV #102 has a new challenge today and
its anything but a card. My project is napkins.I have had some
 fun homespun Christmas Fabrics in my cupboard for about
 6 or 7 years. My sewing machine broke shortly after I 
purchased them so into the fabric cupboard they went. I'll spare you all the details 
but making gifts  is a necessity this year, so dragged out the fabrics and
decided to use them for tablecloths. I have 
three different prints and each is enough to make 2 tablecloths.

 However there isn't enough to make napkins so I thought the little snowman 
image from the  Holly Jolly Greetings Set would be perfect. I really
 didnt plan this out well or I would have done it totally different!!

 I stamped the little snowman planning to use it only but  it 
looked so plain so I added the little holly sprigs
 from the same set. I used fabric paints to paint all the images and when
 finished they didnt really seem to go with the tablecloth so I added the little 
checked borders like the cloth had  and a little blue in the background 
to try to bring them together better. Now the border is so close to the edge that
 instead of hemming as I had planned I need to serge the edges.OF course wouldn't you know I broke 
a needle and dont have a spare so have to wait until I can get to town 
to get another needle. Thus the unfinished edges!

 After all was said and done, I should have stamped a partial image
and put into the ornament like the print 
on the cloth but after all the work of stamping and painting them 
I didnt want to start all over again!! You know the old saying" the best laid
plans of mice and men"....thats the story here!! But the next set will 
be planned and certainly be better LOL!


  1. I am not surprised you didn't start over - so cute and such a lot of work. I think they co-ordinate with your cloth fine.

  2. They will make fab presents especially since you made them yourself!

  3. What a wonderful and cute idea!! They're so cute - and pretty too.

  4. Oh you are so clever my friend! :) I love your napkins with this cute snowman!! Perfect for the Holiday Season and even into January! HUGS

  5. Wow this is realy beautiful!!
    Groetjes karin

  6. Wow, they look amazing, Davi!! I love the designs!! They are so creative and fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Very clever and so pretty Davi! Great gift idea. :) hugs, Kimberly

  8. Goodness what beautiful tablecloths and beautifully stamped and painted!

  9. Love them! So clever this project! Hugs

  10. Oh these are so cute Davi!! Adorable snowman image and I love how you've added the checked borders! I hope your week is off to a good start my friend!
    Hugs, Tammy

  11. Such a sweet collection of projects Davi! Never met a snowman I didn't like! :)

  12. Those are so cute, Davi. Sorry you broke your needle. I'm with Mona....never met a snowman I didn't like.....well, some better than others. I like the checks around the snowman.

  13. These came out so cute! I love snowmen and these are just adorable!

  14. So cute my friend. Loving your little snowmen...


  15. FANtastic project Davi they look truly wonderful I bet they look superb when on display.
    lorraine x