Circumstances beyond my control kept me from two very fabulous house warming parties this weekend. But, I still like to think I warmed the shit out of those houses... even two hours away.
I sent up some house warming packages to spread the cheer I couldn't bring. The same circumstances beyond my control prevented me from fully realizing my original concept, but I still would have been pumped to receive what I ended up pulling together: homemade jam, tea, and handmade cloth napkins.
My favorite piece is the napkins. Now, if you've ever talked with me about sewing, you are probably well versed in my complaints. I hate sewing. My mom and my sister always talk way over my head which utlimately leads to very dramatic sewing projects. But not really this time. Of course, I was only sewing squares. But still. Even more, I can now officially thread the needle and the bobbin... and I've only been shown roughly 25 times. Here they are:
I bought the fabric at Bolt, next door to where I got my haircut last week. Probably my new favorite neighborhood in Portland, as mentioned here.