I have been belated in posting about Audrey's birthday party this year. I shared her "Come to the Zoo" birthday invitations, and her Vintage Zoo Dress, but I've been holding back on some of the other details because of some fun things in the works.
Well today I am able to share the Rickrack Napkins and Placemats I made for the party. The tutorial for these is part of a new collection called "10 Simple (and Special) Sunday Afternoon Crafts from 10 of Our Favorite Design Bloggers," curated by BlogStar for Kirtsy (have you seen their fabulous new site?!). I am more than thrilled to be one of their "10 Favorite Design Bloggers." "Really?!!?" Wait until you see the beautiful and simple crafts that are part of this collection. It's amazing what creative minds can do in an afternoon. And such variety!
The collection of ten tutorials is free. Plus, Giggle is sponsoring it with a deal for $10 off your purchase when you sign up for their Giggle Daily Deals exclusive sales (I love flash sale sites, don't you?).
So about the placemats and napkins!
Rick rack, or “ric rac,” if you prefer, is so simple: up-down-up-down-up-down. Yet whatever it adorns is suddenly transformed with a vintage pop and lightheartedness. I think it’s the perfect way to add a smile of color to otherwise plain placemats and napkins whether you are going for modern and bold or sweet and old-fashioned. I was hoping for a little sweet and nostalgic for Audrey's birthday. Just a touch of rose, but not too much because, as I know you've heard before, Audrey is not a pink girl. So I used grey rick rack too--so pretty and modern. These are the same fabrics I used in her dress--love them!
And, not only does the addition of rick rack make a big impact, it makes one without too much effort. What could be better? If you can find a couple hours on a Sunday afternoon you can have a whole set of new placemats and napkins just in time for dinner.
Check out the tutorial collection: "10 Simple (and Special) Sunday Afternoon Crafts from 10 of Our Favorite Design Bloggers," and then stay tuned for more about Audrey's Zoo party.