We needed some new placemats . . . well, as much as one can acutally need placemats. I’m having trouble conceiving of a situation in which placemats could be considered a necessity. Anyway, I wanted some new placemats. So I made these, inspired by a number of different tutorials and posts out there in Blogland.
They are made from vintage sheets, a thrifted linen tablecloth, and some gifted green fabric from a lovely friend.
We now have a papa bear, mama bear, baby bear sized set — I made a smaller one on purpose for Adeline; the other two were supposed to be the same size but my measurements were off somewhere. Oh, well. I intend to make a couple more for guests.
The placemats in action: Look at them go!
Mmm, there’s nothing better than new placemats topped with banana-brown sugar muffins. The recipe is from my favorite-cookbook-of-the-moment, Family Meals by Maria Helm Sinskey. Thank you, public library, for your wonderful cookbook selection!