Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Crafty Individuals week: Napkin

Hello again,
Back with Tuesday (on Tuesday this time :o)) with what I would call a Wow-project. I just loved it when Michelle showed it to me: original, stylish and elegant. Wouldn't your table look good with those?
Here's how Michelle made them...

I've been tearing up pillowcases today, no not in frustration but to use as napkins because I didn't want the napkins to look too new. I'm entering the jubilee village in bloom garden competition this year and intend to fill my garden with wierd and wonderful shabby chic bits and bobs to set the stage for a vintage afternoon tea party. These napkins will complete an English garden afternoon tea table set with lace cloths fine china and my china cake stand complete with cupcakes

To make the napkins I just cut squares from old pillowcases 18" x 18" and stamped the Crafty Individuals stamp around the edge. If you start stamping about an inch from each edge in one corner the pattern repeat should fit the napkin just right.

The coloured napkin rings were first coloured with either Victorian Velvet or Chipped Sapphire Distress Stain then with Picket Fence over to distress the finish. The napkin was the rolled over the English flag stamp, inked with TH Distress inks and the sentiment stamped with stazon.

The napkin ring was just painted with Picket Fence Distress Stain and stamped with StazOn ink. Cant wait to get on with all the other ideas I have for the garden, it's great to combine crafting with gardening, so much scope!

CI-334 - England, my country
Distress Stains: Chipped sapphire, Picket fence, Victorian velvet
StazOn ink pad - jet black

See you tomorrow


  1. what a wonderful idea, hope we all get invited around to your tea party....lol

  2. How wonderful. Best of luck in the competition.

  3. Im lucky to have actually seen these gorgeous creations - Hope Im invited to the party too. Stunning work as ever Michelle xx


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