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Handmade cloth kitchen items


I finished my sister-in-law's present! Well, 2 of the 3 parts. I'll post the third in a few days. I already gave her the other parts.

It's February and that birthstone is Amethyst. So I tied all the projects together with a deep purple color.

First, I made 8 dinner napkins. They are 100% cotton and have a different pattern on each side. I made them small - I didn't want those huge restaurant napkins like the original instructions called for. There are more the size of 'cocktail' napkins they suggested. They won't cover your whole lap but close enough!

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And I also made 6 dish towels. Every time I cook at their house, they never have any clean towels! So this was a bit of a selfish gift. Hehehe. They are 100% irish linen. I debated what to make them out of and couldn't decide between linen and terry cloth. But at the store, all the terry cloth was in pastel colors and I found this in linen. I love it! The color doesn't look quite right in the photo. The pattern is a deep beautiful purple.

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And I plan on making her some pot holders (another thing they [sign in to see URL], they have them but each one has a hole!). But I only had polyester thread and it would melt! So I need to stop by the craft store and get some cotton thread.


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Those are lovely! I really like the linen cloth - besides, I would always prefer linen for dish towels. They are so much better than cotton. (Sadly, they are hard to get here.)

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How pretty!!! And what thoughtful gifts. I would love to find something to make some lint free dish towels from. I hate getting towel lint all over my clean [sign in to see URL] them look not so clean!!!



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