For my sister-in-law's June birthday, I sent her a package filled with cupcake-making supplies and some handmade goodies, including a set of four hand-embroidered napkins with a fern-stitch border. (I sold a teal pair in my shop not too long ago.)
I wrapped everything up in a little tote I made a few years ago from some amazing train fabric found in my mom's stash.
The tote was lined with pink polka dot fabric, which was also used for the handles, and I sewed coordinating green buttons at the base of each of the handles.
I really love making napkins (which you may have noticed in these twoposts), so for my parents-in-law's back-to-back birthdays, I decided to make them a pair of napkins.
I've been slowly learning how to embroider (pictures of my projects from my embroidery class at the Stitch Lab coming soon!), and I've wanted to embroider napkins for a while, so I decided to give it a try.
Using a piece of white cotton for the front, I created a border using dark blue French knots. For the back, I used a piece of olive green cotton; both fabrics are thrift store finds.
I'm really happy with how the napkins turned out, and have plans for more designs with various stitches.