Thursday, June 24, 2010

Yoga Skirt

Patty Young from ModKid has her Yoga Skirt Tutorial on this blog today. I made this one in about an hour, including the cutting out and finishing. Very quick. It is for a 2 year old, so I may end up cutting a few inches off the bottom and re-hemming it. I have another one cut out for the 3 year old. And I may have to make one for myself as well! That waistband has to be very comfy.

The fabric in this skirt is Andalucia (Flora) by Patty Young for michael miller fabrics.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


In an effort to be more eco-friendly, I am making cloth dinner napkins for my family and for my daughters and their families.These are a nice generous finished size of 20" x 20", made from 100% cotton fabric. The patterns is "Sunflowers" - designs by Leere for Clothworks. I have used this multicolored print, as well as one that is mostly just various greens, making 2 napkins from each print. The tag is Stampin Up Kraft paper, cut with a frame die from Papertrey Ink, and stamped with Kitchen Classics stamp from Crafty Secrets.

Some bloggers suggest that it makes sense for each family member to have his/her own unique napkin that the napkin may be placed into that ring after the meal, for use at the next meal, until such time that it needs to be laundered. That is a great idea, which would further save on the time and effort required to launder the napkins. Most of the time, they should be good for several meals.

Here is another napkin idea. I used 100% cotton napkins from Kohl's, and embroidered a little mixing bowl design onto them.