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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Shabby Chic place mat

In the latest Down To Earth forum handmade swap, my partner is a lady in the USA who like me, didn't want any more dishcloths, teatowels or notebooks!   But she told me she loves anything in pastel colours, and in the shabby chic style.  I knew I had the right fabrics in my stash, so I searched through my magazines and files until I found something that I thought could work for her.  It is basically just a decorative mat that could be placed on a coffee table, or side table, anywhere really.  The front has strips of lace embellishing the squares.

  The back is plain, using a dainty strawberry patterned fabric.


Jane Galley said...

that's pretty, love the addition of lace

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How sweet and lovely this is! I love the colors you chose.

Gina E. said...

Thanks girls - I have just heard from Kath in Connecticut that it arrived, and she loves it!