I came across th is super cute project from Jolene of Blue Elephant Stitches, she made these as a Christmas gift! Seriously can I be her friend? I LOVE these darling place mats, but lets all be honest, nobody will ever use these as place mats, they are just too darling! Make sure to check her blog out, lots of fun projects, great photos, lots of inspiration!
I'm not just the hugest fan of Christmas. Somehow, the idea in my head of how the season should be, and how it really is, just gets me down a bit... BUT, the one thing I love about Christmas is making gifts. (which of course just adds to the sTreSs)
So, my mom had mentioned awhile back that she'd like a few placemats. If anyone ever mentions something they'd like me to make, it immediately gets stored away in my brain, in a little file called "Things I Need/Want to Make for ______" So if you secretly roll your eyes at homemade gifts and sewn stuff, just don't mention anything, and you'll probably get a gift card or some pretties from the store. And if you've hinted about something you'd like me to make, and you haven't received it yet, don't worry, it's still on my list. Unless I've forgotten, which happens verrrry rarely ;)
Getting back on topic here, my mom mentioned placemats: and here they are.
All seven of them, which seems odd I know. But that's where I ran out of time. I think I might make a few more sometime, since these were rather fun to build.
I don't always know what my mom will like, but I know that she LOVES dolls. So I bought a fat quarter of Babushka doll fabric, and used it as color inspiration. I also put a bit of this fabric into each placemat.
And since I hate getting bored, I decided to make each placemat different, so here's where we get a bunch of photos.
And yes, our Christmas was a bit early, I gave them to her yesterday. So I'm not spoiling any surprises.
I had so much fun making these. The end.