Tuesday, 5 June 2012

diy placemats

when i decided that i needed placemats a few weeks ago, i had one of those "oh gosh, i'm a proper adult" moments (seriously, when did this happen!?).
however, i decided to take on the challenge of diy'ing them and make the process a little more fun :)

they were really easy to make, and i decided to add button/loop fasteners to make them more compact; i'm not sure i've ever mentioned how miniscule my kitchen is, but every centimetre of storage space counts!
i think these are a slightly smaller size to a standard placemat, but they're just right for me and have been very successful at the dinner table! you might recognise the fabrics from the detachable pocket that i made for the shop, they're some of my favourites and i love how they look together.

if anyone would like a tutorial or pattern for these then let me know :) 
(and p.s. it is okay to be excited by kitchen/home wares every now and then, right?)

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  1. SO CUTE!!! Of course it's okay! My main source of excitement is such nowadays! xxx

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    1. yaay, thank you :) i'd forgotten how much i loved home stuff! xx

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  2. It is definitely okay to get excited about kitchen and homewares, hey, I don't even have my own house and I get excited by things like this, so that's probably worse! (: They look fab and the great thing about doing it yourself is you can get any pattern you want, rather than some of the rather hideous ones you find in the shops... xx

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    1. haha i know exactly what you mean, the thought of owning my own house is far too exciting! imagine the possibilities :) thank you! xx

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  3. These look so cute! You did a great job with the design and I love the colour combination.
    Kitchen items can be very exciting, especially on a trip to IKEA! Always coming home with random kitchen things we don't need.... xx

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    1. thank you erin :) the colours make me so happy!! oh goodness, ikea is just heaven..! xx

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  4. these are so cute - love them

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  5. They're so cute! I'm definitely going to make some... when I have a dining table x

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    1. haha, thanks lyzi :) they pretty much take up my whole table! x

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  6. These are so cute! I really want to make some!!

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  7. These are so pretty! Once I get my sewing machine back I may try and make these, as they don't look *too* taxing for me to try!

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    1. ah thank you :) they were super easy, and i love the button/loop, makes it a little different! x

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  8. Hi!! Just discovered your blog and I would love to make these!! Could you share the pattern/tutorial with me? Thanks!!
    (clararr@yahoo.com)

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  9. I'd love a pattern too! :) I'm very new to sewing and this doesn't seem too complicated to tackle for a first (...I could also be wrong ). Thank you! :)

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