Two and half years ago I thought I'd make placemats for my sister's birthday. I sent the plates, napkins, etc that I bought to go with them, but I never did send those placemats. All I had to do to finish them was sew on the binding, but it somehow never happened. When I dug them up in my craftroom last week, I thought what a waste it was to just leave them there I decided to cut them up and give them a new life.
So these are my placemat-pouches! They're nice and thick and I like them. Three more are almost finished. Of course two of them will make their way to my sister in England!
I also made this very Dutch pouch and tissueholder for a swap.
I was happy to be able to use my new labels. They're simple, but effective. The little plastic pins actually work well and apparently will stay on in the wash.
Last week when I quickly went through Ikea I came to an immediate stop when I saw the new fabrics. Don't you love these new prints? The photo actually doesn't do them justice... I need a new camera! Now what shall I make of them?