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!