Friday, September 9, 2011

A Cute Project (and Giveaway!)

Earlier this week I saw an idea on Design*Sponge for making cute little cloth cocktail napkins out of vintage sheets. Now, as you may know, I have a couple of those laying around. ;)

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It sounded like a fun, quick, & easy project that might just get me back into the swing of sewing- I've not really felt like being creative this week, so I haven't! However, that all changed last night when I took the plunge and made a couple sets.


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I cut a strip of this sweet polka-dotted grey fabric(not a vintage sheet, but just one of my current faves, as evidenced by my recent The Dotted Grey collection in my shop), but the width only allowed 3 napkins instead of 4, so I looked for a floral print in my stash that would go nicely and came across this gorgeous yellow, and cut 3 out of that, for a total of 6 cute napkins.

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I followed the tutorial, and I'd say within 45 minutes, I had a sweet little set of cocktail napkins! Cute, quick, AND gratifying to finish a project! In fact, it was so much fun that I wanted to quick make another set to give away to one of YOU, and of course, I thought that a pretty, pale blue and cream chevron stripe would fit the bill. SO, if you would love to have your very own set of 4 cloth cocktail napkins with my favorite design on them, leave a comment with either your favorite design, or just your plans for the weekend. I'll announce the winner on Monday.


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If you'd like an additional chance to win, link back to this giveaway either on twitter or facebook & leave another comment letting me know which route you took. :)


Happy weekend friends!

21 comments:

  1. the blue ones are SO cute! i am so telling my crafty friend about this fun little project. and as for the weekend...i am SO excited for it to finally be here. started my first week of working at 6 so i'm glad tomorrow is off =)

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  2. oh! and i tweeted about the giveaway =)

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  3. Love all your designs! They're so fun!!! This weekend I'm going to crash. Have had a busy busy week. Need a rest! Love you!! ; )

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  4. This weekend I plan to do nothing and I can't wait :)

    elephantstrunk42@gmail.com

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  5. I adore the blue chevron and the gray dot!! So stinking cute. Have a feeling my daughter would steal them and use them for her tea parties though :)

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  6. LOVE the blue chevron, of course!! :D

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  7. Love the chevron! Going to a craft fair with my mom and sister tomorrow and Sunday! Camping overnight. So excited!!

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  8. i have a serious crush on most anything chevron. & you napkins are no exception. lovely work!

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  9. Those blue chevrons make me smile. What a cute idea. What fun this would be for a birthday if I could get my hands on some eighties character sheets. Hmmm.

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  10. Oh, I love these. Especially the chevron print!! Found you through Mama Loves Papa on twitter. Excited to "look around!"

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  11. LOVE these!! I'm a little obsessed with chevron right now! :)

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  12. tweeted! @msemmaball :) I'm doing a giveaway on my blog this week too!! :)

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  13. So cute Mandie! You know I love my pillow from you : )

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  14. Oh that chevron fabric is perfect!
    How lovely!

    Sheslovingit@yahoo.com

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  15. Love the chevron pattern! The others are gorgeous as well. You done good, girl ;)

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  16. These are so cute! I definitely love the chevron. :)

    P.S. Your blog looks different...and I like it! ;)

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