October was such an exciting month, and it closed with Crystal and Chris’ beautiful wedding! It was such a beautiful ceremony, and the clutch I made to go with my dress matched perfectly!
And since I can no longer pass up the opportunity to craft up a gift for someone, I spent weeks prior to the wedding looking for the perfect wedding gift tutorial for the happy couple. After lots of pondering I decided to sew up a set of place mats and matching napkins for Crystal and Chris’ new home! And I found the perfect tutorial at Sew4Home.com – Place Mats – Napkins. It took quite awhile to finish these, but the end result was amazing!
To package them up, I used scraps from the green fabric to make ribbon (you can find a great how-to from Mairuru here: Patchwork String).
I also bought these fabulous glass napkin rings to go with the set, and used scraps to make a drawstring bag to package them.
The pouch was simple to make, click here for a tutorial From BunnyBum: Drawstring Bag.
And to finish the gift off, I put two matching personal notes inside that I whipped up in Photoshop.
This project was so much fun! And I think this acted as the inspiration for the many ‘Home Accessories’ projects that I have been working on the past couple of weeks.
My next post will feature my second in command, Bruce Wayne! (Doesn’t he look so cute here!)
See you soon!