Little Placemats and a Blog Update

PlacematsJanuary sure has arrived in a hurry around here!  We had a lovely break that actually involved some sewing too.  I got a used little table for Silas and Norah to use with their new play kitchen, so it seemed perfect to make them a couple place mats.

placemats-on-tableI used the economy block that everyone is making on Instagram for the #economyblockalong.  Then, I added some sides to make them not as square {and, in case you’re wondering, their aqua kitchen can be found here!}

Placemats-backInstead of batting, I used some Shannon Terry Cloth on the back to make it absorbent and that way I didn’t need to put any backing fabric either.

Placemats-frontThe little ones are pretty excited to wake up and have their breakfast on such fun place mats, they sure brighten up the little table.

And, in other, unrelated, news, I’ve given our blog a little bit of an update!  Hopefully everything will work smoothly.  Now, instead of the blog being the home page, we have a static page that will link to our blog, shop, etc.  To check it out, just click on the header or the menu item “home”.  Hopefully this will not affect our feed, and we still plan to keep on blogging.  So, if you type into your browser bar, you will go to the home page, you can then navigate to the blog using the menu.  The link to go directly to the blog home is  We hope this doesn’t create any confusion!  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  Oh, and stay tuned for a big announcement tomorrow!

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  1. says

    Cute little placemats! I love them! I’m inspired to make some for my girls! The terry cloth backing is such a great idea.

    I like the new changes to the blog; I noticed the comment font is different (and easier to read) and I can tell you’ve tweaked things here and there. I like it and thanks for continuing to be so inspiring!

  2. Jen says

    Loving the new look for the site! Those place mats are such a great idea and it must be lovely for the children to sit and eat at their own table. Looking forward to tomorrows announcement!!!

  3. says

    These are so cute! I love the binding and the pretty fabrics. I like the New Look blog too, the extra white space makes all your photos pop! great job

  4. Tamie says

    Awwwww….these are precious!!!! I know Silas & Norah must be having a lot of fun in their new kitchen. Xoxoxox

  5. says

    Happy 2014 Jennie and Clara…wishing you a year full of all good things and happy creating!
    Love your placemats…the fabrics and colours are so pretty!
    Susan x

  6. says

    Those place mats are super cute! I used to have a little table like that for my wee ones. Maybe it’s time to bring it back with some cute sewn accessories!

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