Friday, June 12, 2009

In the Midnight Hour She Cried 'More, More, More!"

With a Rebel Yell I'm on a bag-making bonanza!

This pattern is so easy and fun and it only takes a half yard of fabric. It's proving to be an excellent use of fabrics that I have no other use for.

I've been looking for little projects that I can make without buying any further fabric. It's really fun and stretches my boundaries a little bit to be confined to using what I already have. Especially when it's so much fun to run out and buy fabric at the least excuse!

I'm currently working my way through my summer looking/vintage looking fabric. But I can see this pattern working well for autumn and winter fabrics too.

Another project that I've had on my list for a while is another batch of napkins. I made the horrific and inconceivable discovery that I had No Pink Napkins! How I can hold up my Ponsonby Head after confessing that, I have no idea!

I had to remedy that at once, and so I did:

This was a very odd paisley that was just that wee tint towards being Pepto Bismal Pink, which is a color that his hard to use and not that pleasing to the eye. But as napkins, it lends itself well!

While I was at it, I decided a few minty green ones and paler pink napkins would be needed to add to the mix!

And thus I had a happy day! No crazy lunatics were drawn to my door and I was able to sew and sew and create to my heart's content!


Homesteading in MS said...

I made napkins several years ago. After they were used up I never made any more but used paper napkins or napkins that I bought at the big box store. I need to make some more for our use.

You did a beautiful job mixing and matching. The green looks pretty with the two pinks.

Miss Pink Ponsonby said...

Oh, thanks so much! I much prefer cloth napkins after the time I wiped my mouth on a bright red paper napkin that proceeded to bleed all over my white tee shirt, ruining it forever. Also, frankly, I can't afford to keep buying paper things! It's no big deal to toss them into the laundry with the rest of the load and what it saves me in paper towels/napkins is, I think, substantial. I still have paper towels for messy spills, though