Ah, finally I'm starting the series that was on my list since we rang in the new year: #HandmadeHomemade2013 (you can follow along on instagram with that hashtag).
Ever since my return from Cambodia, I had it on my heart to live life more simply and to spend less on convenient products - plus I love that my mom and grandma taught me to stretch a penny! And by stretching a penny I'm talking about my grandma washing, drying and reusing Ziploc bags!
So, here's to a year of exploring ways to make the penny go farther and to making handmade/homemade items and products!
Things on my list include:
- cloth napkins
- dish soap
- cleaning products
- tomato sauce
..... any other suggestions? leave me a comment with an idea!
Last night, I stayed up to sew my cloth napkins. I was inspired by other bloggers that were finding great Etsy shops for their fabric. I ordered mis-matched fabrics and made napkins!
|I just have to pick out a neon color thread! It's more fun!|
|I folded the hem only once and pinned it down - should have done a double hem to stop the fray, |
but you live you learn!
|and sew...it's pretty simple|
|the finished product|
Find fun fabric here: