I’m not going to tell you how long it’s been because “a long time” is sufficient. It has been “a long time” since I cut out the squares to make these pirate napkins for some little adventurer to add to his or her lunch box treasure chest. But moving past how long the squares have been sitting around waiting to be sewn, I finally did sew them up last night. I over-stitched (or serged) the edges with a fancy red thread so these won’t fray too much as they get used. These are made from a fabric that I had very little of, so I just have one set which will be up in my shop later today.
I tend to get lots of “great ideas” for different projects and then they sit, half baked, on the shelf for months until I finally remember. This weekend I took one step closer to fully baking some of those projects though. Along with finishing the napkins, I made some new (and improved!) sandwich wraps for my shop. The new wraps are slightly larger than last year’s version and I used velcro rather than buttons. The buttons were kind of clever, but really the velcro is much easier for everyone!
Why sandwich wraps? They are a great way to replace plastic baggies, they can be re-used, when unfolded they double as a placemat, and since they completely unfold, you can simply shake out the crumbs without worrying about them getting stuck in little crevices and corners. The wraps are also machine washable.
I have several wraps listed in the shop already with two more on the way! And, as promised, I am offering a discount for ID readers! Just leave me a message when you check out that says you read my blog, and I will refund 10% of your sale to your paypal account. (unfortunately there is no way for me to offer a discount that comes off ahead of time…this is a feature I assume Etsy is working on…maybe.)