Monday, December 8, 2014

Fab(ulous)ric Napkins- Not Just For Fancy Pants’ Anymore

I am always on the quest for more "green" ways of living. As long as it fits into my lifestyle that is. I find that if I can't sustain a practice because either the people in my household wont or it is too many more steps or $$ then I will abandon the idea. However! One idea that I found really fun and intriguing was making fabric napkins. Ooops- I meant fabulous fabric napkins.

One of my BFF's was recounting her weekend to me and showed me some napkins that she had made along with her mom, and my envious meter shot through the roof. I was all "I want some" instantly. She said that it is great because they are affordable to make. You don't worry about them getting dirty and then throw them in the wash with the rest of your laundry and viola- more clean napkins. I was ALL over that- picture white on rice- that was me. The only problem is that the last time I used my sewing machine I wanted to throw it against the wall. I read the manual and then tried it myself and what I ended up with was a frustration headache. So there was my dilemma. Then, this is one of the reasons why I love my BFF, she says to me "do you want to go over to my mom's and we can teach you how to make them?" Well, I was like white on rice again folks- all over that.

Here are our beloved creations:

My hubby seems to be totally cool with it. He doesn't do the laundry, and also thinks that the tiny square of a paper napkin is insufficient, so likes the size and durability. I did laundry right before we made these and that was probably 2 weeks ago- wow, now you know how often I do laundry… and it is on the web. Hmm, oh well. We still have some napkins sitting in the drawer waiting for dinner. Ahhhhh- sweet easy green-ness. P.s. It makes dinner just a little more fun too- in a fancy way : )

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the red design :) Very cool