Monday, 19 November 2012

A New Idea

well I was looking at my designs for Cocktail napkins / serviettes and a thought struck me. Thwack! :^D
I can make them even more personal to each and every person who would like a yard or two. HOW?
Like this:
The Wedding / Anniversary Napkin
The collection of all the napkins I've designed can be seen in a previous post or click HERE to go to them on Spoonflower.
Each customer could request whatever they liked to be printed onto the napkins. I'd upload a revised design, they'd place the order and in a few days it arrives on their doorstep. I don't think you could ask for more! They would have to have a hem sewn around the edges or cut with crimping scissors, to stop them from fraying. 

There is also a product called Fray Check that can be bought from almost every sewing shop and some Wallmarts. What you'd do is with a ruler draw a line of Fray Check along the thin outline edge on the fabric, then with your roller cutter slice the napkins out. The Fray Check will hold through many washes. 

Another thing that can be done is a simple line of sewing, straight or decorative, along the dark edge of the napkin, then cut along the thin line and allow the edges of the napkin to fray... That would be rather pretty I think. 

Whatever you can think of, to have written on one of these, it can be done.. just let me know :^D.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

I've recently WON an AWARD!

Whoohoo I was recently sent an award for my blog!
Apparently, I've been checked out and deemed a great author of a great blog that is above all TRUSTWORTHY. 
I'm really pleased about this and have dutifully pasted the award onto the side bars of this blog.
This is what it looks like : 
sewing facts

Sweet hey!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Holiday Cocktail Napkins / Serviettes

There is this contest on Spoonflower at the moment, for the nicest cocktail napkin design 5 by 5 inches in size. Rather small I thought but then I said to myself.. why not, it doesn't need to be large when you're standing holding a glass of bubbly and a canapĂ©.
I could only enter one, but that didn't stop me from designing a whole collection. :^D
This is the one I entered :
Christmas Cocktail Serviette.
I wanted to create something that was smart and hopefully with a touch of class, that would attract a customer of discerning taste...
The choice of fabric for this should be Cotton Silk at $27 a yard.. you'd get 42 Cocktail serviettes from each yard.
Here are the others  in the collection:
An alternative Christmas Cocktail Napkin.
A Hanukkah Cocktail Serviette.

Cocktail Serviette for Easter.
St Patrick's Day Cocktail Napkin
Halloween Cocktail Napkins.
Thanksgiving Cocktail Napkins.
Frangipani for Any Special Party you may have in mind.
To make that special day perfect. Wedding / Anniversary Cocktail serviettes.
So there they are.. I'd love to hear your comments on them..