I officially have two weeks left until my due date, consequently I've made a massive mental list of projects I would like to do.
One pressing item on my list: fabric napkins. Because that is what you need when a newborn is on it's way. Just kidding. My oldest has hit a phase where she hates being messy or having a drip of water on her while eating, as well my toddler is too cool for bibs but is a pretty messy eater. We were going through a lot of paper and cloth towels at meal times. I wanted something more fun than worn out dish towels and that we could reuse more systematically.
I'm sure it has been done before, but I decided to make my cloth napkins out of flour sack cloth. They are my favorite towel to have around for drying and covering baked goods. I grabbed a pack of four at the store and chopped each towel into quarters. I rolled one edge over twice and stitched, then on the last raw edge I made some colorful bias tape out of fabric scraps (I love yellow in the kitchen!). At the last minute I decided to add some twill tape so I could hang them if I wanted.
Each family member gets one at meal times and afterwards if it's clean we hang it up to use next time. As a result of my adorable napkins I now want to build a skinny buffet table for our kitchen (I have the supplies, just need some tools) to house said napkins, cookbooks, and other kitchen things. Also I want to make an ottoman. And an over-sized wax canvas bag (wax is in the mail!). Don't try to follow the thought process of a full-term pregnant woman, we do ridiculous things.